Osgood Schlatter Disease

Foot Alignment Clinic LogoDuring your child’s adolescent growth spurt, his or her bones grow rapidly. If your child is involved in a lot of running and jumping activities during this time, he or she is at risk of developing Osgood-Schlatter disease (tibial tuberosity apophysitis), an overuse syndrome that causes pain, swelling and tenderness just below the kneecap where the patella tendon inserts onto the tibia. Short term rest, anti inflammatory modalities and orthotics to minimize biomechanical stress are prescribed as treatment for Osgood Schlatter Disease