Knee Braces for Osgood-Schlatter disease alleviate knee pain and swelling. To stay active, pick two patella knee supports with compression.
What is Osgood-Schlatter disease?
Osgood-Schlatter disease is a knee pain affecting kids or teenagers during puberty. This kids knee pain is related very closely to the growth spurts. Teens or kids who play sports involving lot of running and jumping , like Soccer or Basketball, are at higher risk of suffering from this knees disease.
How and where this knee pain happens? Osgood-Schlatter related knee pain is located under the kneecap, in the area where Patella tendon meets the Tibia or Shin bone. Because of growth spurts, extremities of kids leg bones still soft and fragile. Applying repetitive pressure on Quadriceps tendon and Patella tendon, leads to an overuse and inflammation at the bottom of the kneecap area.
What are the symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter disease?
Common symptoms are:
For both knees, knee pain below patella, near the Tibia.
Some knee inflammation.
In the Quadriceps tendon area, muscles become relatively tight.
Osgood-Schlatter disease treatment:
The knee pain disappears alone after growth spurts period. To relieve knee pain, Osgood-Schlatter patients should take some rest, do stretching exercises and diminish pressure on knees. Also, it is recommended to use a knee brace to relieve knee swelling and pain.