help, i need a solution!!
Have had this since 14 years old and now 36 years old. It nevers goes and during those early years I did karate and rugby heavily. I wore a support when doing karate and sometimes when playing rugby, but the key thing is, rest when your knee tells you to rest, because it doesn't go away and you just have to live with it.
I have been training for my first marathon, and as a rule am not a distance runner at all. I don't wear supports that often but have decided to for the marathon shortly. So don't let it be an obstacle to physical exertion and let your body be the guide. You will be surprised at how much you can do.
I was diagnosed with O.G in both knees when I was 12. wasn't very active per say, my main mode of transport was my bicycle though! I ended up having one leg in plaster for 6 weeks which seemed to cure it, but left me with the 'knee lumps'.
I'm 31 now and this year I decided to get into running for the first time since school. Been O.K for the first 3 weeks, but now get a pain in my left knee after about a mile which i can only describe as feeling like a knitting needle being pushed between my kneecap and the lump on my tibia. This makes my leg stiffen up and i can feel my stride being affected because i 'slap' my foot down. The pain goes when I walk or stop running.
Not sure where to start with this one. Strengthening my quads? Physio? Orthotics? New trainers?
Not sure how much help my NHS GP will be, but thats the first port of call I think.
to be continued...
I have had OSD since 11 im now 24. All rest , medication and physio did nt work for me. However these ruind my younger days going from competing at national level in Athletics and Football to playing localy not due to performance but due to resting and just not being able to get back to full fitness in time to compete at that level. At 17 i gave up football and all sports(apart from fishing) due to my job being a plumber.
I was 24 4 months ago and felt like time was passing to quick were i had just left everything i loved to do dissapeare. So i started going down the local park to just dribble the ball take a few shots at goal. 1hr pain in my knees 7 years of rest working with correct knee pads and supports and 1 hour of running around was back to old times. 4 months on im still goin playing football 3 or 4 times a week i get pain often but it is getting better as im getting stronger im working through it regardless of the pain as it is getting less an less by the week so all i can say to those who get it keep battling the pain as in the UK Gps an specialist can not get rid and i found out the hard way by giving up what i love when i could have battled through the pain as other than pain performance is not affected maybe my knees will go by 40 but they may go anyway wether i play sports or not . Please dont go through the years of resting rest once for the prescribed period and wat ever treatment you get if it is not succesfull srugg it off get stronger in the leg area and be happy doing what you enjoy dont do what i did and find its for life and deal with it.
People may read this the wrong way but all i want is people to realise reality and just not to let OSD ruin your sporting career at what ever level. Running round the feild with a footy and my m8s after work i fell better about myself and im not giving it up again OSD is not a problem when u make a 7 year sacrifice
I am getting the pain back in one knee again at a shade over forty eleven. Grief, I squealed like a stuck pig the other day when I knelt on it.
Just don't kneel.
My 13-yr-old son was diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter's a couple of months ago, so I've been researching this when I can to try to help him. The article I found (see link below) has been quite helpful. The part that was "new" to me in my searching basically discussed the mechanics of movement and how that influences healing. They recommend seeing an orthopaedic physical therapist to analyze the way you walk, run, etc. to see what muscles are being overused, what muscles lack flexibility, etc. then design exercises to help correct what you're doing in order to relieve the stress from the knee. Time for the growth plate to fuse well is needed, but the PT could significantly help those who should have "grown out of it by now". I found that info. to be interesting and new since I've read several articles and hadn't seen that perspective yet. ~Blessings to those searching for help
Runners World March 2013 have actually featured Osgood Schlatters. There is a clinically proven cure now called The Strickland Protocol. The 14 year old bot in the Runners World Article was cured during the third week of treatment.
Their website link is http://www.osgood-schlatter-disease.com/
Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/osgoodschlattersdisease
I too suffered as a child, but you just had to get on with it back then
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