Osgood–schlatter disease or lannelongue's disease

Author: 
Judy Handly

Osgood-Schlatter disease is an overuse condition or injury of the knee that causes pain and swelling below the knee area over the shin bone. It is characterized by inflammation of the patellar tendon and surrounding soft tissues. It is caused by the constant pulling of the patellar tendon on the area below the knee where the tendon attaches.The goal of treatment is to control the knee pain and limit your teen's activities that could aggravate the condition. Treatment may include: R.I.C.E. - rest, ice, compression, and elevation ,medications (for discomfort) ,elastic wrap or a neoprene knee sleeve around the knee ,activity restrictions physical therapy (to help stretch and strengthen the thigh and leg muscles). Osgood-Schlatter disease often resolves with time. Rarely is surgery required for this condition.

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