Oschgood Schlatter Disease

Oschgood Schalatter Disease is a disease occurring in adolescent male and female usually occurring from participation in sports that require bending, jumping and runnings.  Oschgood schlatter diseases usually has pain varying from mild to severe depending how often the physical activist is occurring.  In oschgood schlatter disease the quadriceps may pull up on the tendon that attaches the knee to the shin.  Pain and swelling often occur with this, and in some cases a bone lump may occur from the bone trying to grow in order to close the gap.  

Risk Factors of Oschgood Schlatter Disease

  • Age- Oschgood Schlatter Disease is usually seen in adolescent males, but increasingly seen in females due to more females playing sports 
    • Males usually age 13-14 years old
    • Females usually age 11-12 years old
  • Sports that require bending, jumping, and running hard, like soccer, gymnastics, basketball, and ballet make for greater risk of children obtaining oschgood schlatter disease.

Symptoms of Oschgood Schlatter Disease

  • Bump or growth below the knee
  • Pain or swelling below the knee 
  • Leg or knee pain that worsens with activity 
  • Area is tender with pressure

Oschgood Schaltter Disease Treatment 

  • Our doctors use a variety of ASTR tools to break up scar tissue and myofascial restriction to allow for a pain free and holistic treatment! 
  • Special exercise programs are given specifically to each patient to help with Oschgood schlatter disease symptoms 
  • Special instructions on how to speed up the recovery time