Most commonly seen in adolescent males who have grown rapidly, this condition causes abnormal overloading on cartilage, causing repeated microtraumas.
Pain is usually localised around the knee, which is exasperated during physical activity before reducing upon rest. Swelling of the knee is also frequently observed here.
Whilst we can apply our methods to help patients reduce their pain and swelling, this is a condition that resolves itself once an athlete has stopped growing.
It is characterized by a painful swelling protruding bone near the top of the tibia, just below the knee and above all it affects males at the age 10 to 15 who practice sport. The syndrome of Osgood-Schlatterin most cases heals spontaneously as the child has completed its growth.
The rehabilitative treatment is useful at this stage and is targeted at the control of pain, through the use of ice several times a day and physical therapies such as iontophoresis, laser therapy, massage and stretching: in this first phase is useful to reduce the load on the leg therefore is indicated the re-education in the swimming pool. Subsequently the treatment program is oriented to eliminate muscular tension in the quadriceps that may have caused microtrauma in the knee area through relaxing massage and stretching accompanied by a specific muscle strengthening aimed at more elastic muscle and exercises to improve coordination between intermuscular quadriceps same and flexors. The final stage consists of the on field sessions aimed to recover gradually and safely all sports specific gestures up to the prolonged run on different surfaces.