Osgood Schlatter’s disease occurs due to irritation to the shin bone from the tendon that attaches to the knee cap. It is most common during times of rapid developmental growth as well as a consequence of repetitive or increased activity levels. The tendon becomes overloaded and stretched and begins to pull on the shin bone, causing pain right below the knee.
Other symptoms noted include:
Pain with activity
Bony growth at top of shin
Swelling and tenderness at the shin
Loss of strength
Range of motion around the knee
At Apex, a physical therapist will examine your child’s knee and surrounding tissues and create a personalized plan of care.
We are a private practice outpatient physical therapy clinic offer high quality care with a personal touch. We believe that every patient should receive the quality care needed to help them prevent or rehabilitate their injuries or illnesses.
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