Osgood-Schlatters Disease

August 1, 2017

Osgood-Schlatters Disease:

This can most commonly affect adolescents, and especially boys, in their growing years, 12-15 years old.
It is an important condition to be aware of as this can affect your soccer game…


This is an overuse injury, with repetitive activities loading the knee.



The immature bone is unable to withstand high, repetitive forces - this is why adolescents will experience this condition during growth spurts. This causes inflammation of the bony prominence just below your knee



1. Pain and swelling over the bony point just under the knee
2. Pain onset/pain is aggravated by exercise. (running/jumping/soccer)
3. Pain on touch
4. Pain on stairs, squatting, kneeling
5. There is often quadriceps weakness associated with the condition

How to manage and treat
 Quadriceps, gluteus and calf strengthening
 Stretching
 Reduce high load activities
 Knee support/taping
 Ice and anti-inflammatories
 Footwear and Orthotics
If you require any further help or have any



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