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Osgood Schlatter’s Disease
Osgood Schlatter’s Disease is not actually a disease, but an overuse condition. It usually affects growing children and especially teenagers, who are very active.
The child will complain of pain just under the kneecap, especially after exercise, or even after walking up the stairs. The first thing to do it consult with a doctor and have the condition diagnosed as Osgood Schlatter.
Further information about the condition and treatment can be found on Wikipedia.
Traditional Osgood Schlatter’s Disease treatment, which doctors usually recommend is Rest, Ice, Elevation an Compression (R.I.C.E) with pain killers. Please note: Do not ice onto direct skin or for more tan 15 minutes at a time. DO not compress too tightly.
There is a proven cure for Osgood Schlatters and Severs (a related condition affecting the ankle) , which is The Strickland Protocol.
Click here for a useful Osgood Schlatter related glossary.