Oshgerslaughter... Ausgerslaught.. Or however you spell it.

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    Nov 26, 2008 3:36 AM GMT
    So once upon a time I went to the doc about my knee problem and he said I had that thing, in the subject, however it is spellt. He also said it was not uncommon and that it ends when I am done growing.

    Well, that was two years ago, I've asked for a reference to a more specialized doctor and he hasn't yet, and it has taken him a while. It kinda hurts my knee every now and then and I was wondering if anyone here knew how to deal with ti.
  • ArmsandLegs

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    Nov 26, 2008 7:50 AM GMT
    If it is Osgood-Schlatter it should resolve soon being as it has to do with the growth plate on your tibia, and your growth plate should be almost colsed by your age. It could be Jumper's Knee that you are experiencing... they are both irritation and inflammation of the patellar tendon. The only thing that you can really do to it yourself is to ice it and to rest it for a couple of days. If it really starts to bother you, press the issue with your doctor to get the referral... it can lead to some serious issues. You can also try a neoprene knee brace to stabilize/immobilize your knee cap which will reduce the inflammation of the tendon.

    Good Luck
  • dfrourke

    Posts: 1062

    Nov 26, 2008 7:54 AM GMT
    lol

    I am familiar with Osgood-Schlatter Disease...

    It is not uncommon and no long term effects...

    Symptoms

    Children [usually] with Osgood-Schlatter disease have a tender, swollen bump just under their knee cap on the tibial tuberosity. Although usually just on one knee, both knees can also be affected.

    Unlike other problems that cause knee pain, children with Osgood-Schlatter disease usually just have pain during certain activities, such as running, kneeling, jumping, squatting, and climbing stairs. Prolonged sitting sometimes also causes pain, although affected children can usually walk normally without pain or a limp.

    What You Need To Know

    - Osgood-Schlatter disease usually begins during a period of active growth (growth spurt) in children between the ages of 10 and 15 years who are active in sports.

    - Although once thought to affect mainly boys, as more girls participate in sports, Osgood-Schlatter disease is being increasingly seen in girls too. Girls do usually seem to be younger when their symptoms start, at 10-11 years, versus 13-14 years for boys. This is likely because girls usually go through their growth spurt before boys.

    - Osgood-Schlatter disease is thought to be caused by chronic microtrauma and it is considered an overuse disorder.

    - Symptoms usually last about 12-18 months, with a nontender bump lingering in many children.

    - Quadriceps and hamstring flexibility exercises might help prevent Osgood-Schlatter disease from developing.

    - Proper early diagnosis can help prevent unnecessary testing and treatments.

    - Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease or jumper's knee is a similar condition, but the pain is usually over the lower part of the knee cap and not below the knee cap as it is in Osgood-Schlatter disease.

    http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/orthopedics/a/osgoodschlatter.htm


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  • GQjock

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    Nov 26, 2008 12:21 PM GMT
    The thing is .... with OSD the treatment doesn't really go beyond palliative care
    which means nothing nore than making you comfortable
    and that includes...rest...avoiding ANYTHING that irritates it
    esp anything that pulls or overuses the patellar tendon
    ice as needed and anti-inflammatories
    This is a self limiting disease usually and by the age of 18-20 almost always goes away