Osgood Schlatters

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Osgood Schlatters is a knee problem which causes pain and swelling in the upper portion of the tibia, directly under the patella or knee cap, where the patellar tendon attaches to the shin bone. Symptoms associated with Osgood Schlatters usually include: pain and tenderness in the front of the knee, a small bump below the kneecap may develop, and pain gets worse with activity. Osgood Schlatter is caused by excess stress on the muscles and tendons that surround the knee. The excess stress can cause the patellar tendon to pull away from the shin bone which causes the pain. Osgood Schlatter is commonly found in children during growth spurts when their bones are growing longer. Activities like running and playing sports that involve jumping or quick direction change can aggravate or increase symptoms. You will notice that after using Go Tape you can see the tape actually wrinkling up over the area of inflammation known as the “tibial tuberosity” which in turn takes pressure up and helps decrease pressure over the area of pain while it heals. Other treatments of Osgood Schlatter include: icing, over-the-counter pain medication, rest from aggravating activities, or seeing a Physical Therapist for exercises that can help strengthen the knee and its surrounding structures.