This disease can cause a painful, bony bump on the shinbone just below the knee. It usually occurs in children and adolescents experiencing growth spurts during puberty.
Osgood-Schlatter disease occurs most often in children who participate in sports that involve running, jumping and swift changes of direction such as soccer, basketball, figure skating and ballet.
While the condition was once more common in boys, the gender gap has narrowed as more girls have become involved with sports.
Osgood-Schlatter disease typically occurs in boys ages 12 to 14 and girls ages 10 to 13. The difference is because girls enter puberty earlier than do boys. The condition usually resolves on its own, once the child's bones stop growing.
SYMPTOMS OF OSGOOD SCHLATTERS
Knee pain and swelling just below the kneecap are the main indicators of Osgood-Schlatter disease. Pain usually worsens during certain activities, such as running, kneeling and jumping, and eases with rest.
The condition usually occurs in just one knee, but it can affect both knees. The discomfort can last from weeks to months and can recur until your child stops growing.
CAUSES OF OSGOOD SCHLATTERS
During activities that involve running, jumping and bending such as soccer, basketball, volleyball and ballet.Child's thigh muscles (quadriceps) pull on the tendon that connects the kneecap to the growth plate at the top part of the shinbone.
This repeated stress can cause the tendon to pull on the growth plate where the tendon inserts into the shinbone, resulting in the pain and swelling associated with Osgood-Schlatter disease. Some children's bodies try to close that gap with new bone growth, which can result in a bony lump at that spot.
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF OSGOOD SCHLATTERS
Homoeopathic treatment should be given on thorough case history of the patient depend upon the present sign and symptoms with past history.Some useful medicines are
Angustera Vera, Calcarea Fluorica, Calcarea Phosphorica, Fluoricum Acidum, Hekla Lava