osgood schlattera

help, i need a solution!!

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Dustboy    pirate
30/09/2010 at 23:10
Someone who would trawl back to January for a dead thread?
01/10/2010 at 10:11
I like a nice caress now and then!
06/10/2010 at 19:10

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.

20/01/2011 at 15:09
I had Osgood Schlatters Disease when I was 12/13 years old.  I remember we were about to go on holiday when this golf ball lump appeared on my knee.  Then not long later, another lump appeared on the other knee.  I don't remember much more about it but I now suffer from really bad cracking knees and when I kneel down, I sometimes get a really sharp stinging pain in the knee.  I guess it is connected but not sure. 
28/02/2011 at 11:36

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...

07/11/2011 at 07:03
If I just bang my knees everyday agains a hard surface, will that eventually kill the nerves to the point where it won't hurt when pressure is applied? I have had OSD on both knees since the fifth grade and currently 19. It took about three years of me in knee braces for the pain to actually go away when running. Now there is only pain when sitting, crawling or any type of pressure is on my knees.  Recently just got into MMA and my knees hurt A LOT even though we're on mats. 
12/03/2012 at 20:25

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

Dustboy    pirate
14/03/2012 at 00:32

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.

18/05/2012 at 16:46

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

Read more: http://auburnpub.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/article_fa333b0c-ba51-5ca7-ac81-516526903ce0.html#ixzz1vEgvv7YG


21/05/2012 at 15:46
Heloo, i'm 14 years old -female- and basketball is my life. I was diagnosed with this disease about a month ago, after going through alot of pain during my basketball games. I went to the doctor, and was diagnosed with it. He told me NOT to play sports or run in any way, i just have to rest it and do nothing else. Will it ever go away, and will i ever be able to play basketball again ? Thank you. (please answer me)
26/02/2013 at 14:12

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

20/07/2013 at 23:08

I am 14 years old and i have had osgood schlatters for a year and a bit. I got osgood schlatters mainly from running. Does anyonw know of any sort of running band to reduce pain? 


20/02/2014 at 10:26

Try the Strickland Protocol - http://www.strickland-protocol.com/ its been featured in Runners World (March 2013 I think) and a young athlete aged 14 was cured in 3 weeks. BUT you have to stop sports for 3 weeks - could be the hardest part! 

If you go to the site, then click on the faecbook link, Jenny Strickland will answer your questions - she was lead physio at the London Olympics. 

Hope you feel better soon, Suzy 

16/04/2014 at 08:47

Runners World featured The Strickland Protocol 2013. 14 year old James O'Brien pain free third week on treatment


18/11/2014 at 12:40

recommend strickland protocol, worked for my mates son, 15 year old, football mad, playing with Everton http://www.strickland-protocol.com/

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