Knee Pain in Children? What is Osgood Schlatters?
Osgood Schlatters is a common cause of knee pain in growing children. It is characterised by inflammation of the area where the knee cap attaches to the shin bone.
Symptoms are normally evident during physical activity, especially when running and jumping. The pain can be associated with swelling and tenderness in the area around the knee cap. Boys and girls between the ages of 10-14 are most commonly impacted.
“Growing pains” such as Osgood Schlatters and Severs disease are common complaints your expert paediatric podiatrist treats in Camden.
What Can Be Done? How can we treat Osgood Schlatters?
Here at Reform Podiatry, our team is experienced in knee pain in children “Osgood Schlatters”. Initially, a comprehensive assessment conducted by your sports podiatrist will help identify contributing risk factors. These can include tendo-muscular tightness, training load or training practices that can aggravate symptoms. Once the mechanism has been diagnosed, our team at Reform Podiatry will implement a specific program. The goal of the program prescribed will focus on keeping your child active and at the lowest pain level possible.
- Pain management is normally the initial phase of treatment and can be achieved through icing the injured area.
- Stretching and strengthening of weak or tight muscles is typically the second phase of treatment. Your Camden sports podiatrist will prescribe a suitable program.
- Improving stability to allow better form and posture often helps with pain. This can be achieved through footwear or orthotics.
- Technique modification is only necessary with a obvious biomechanical fault is likely causing further pain
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