Physical therapy for osgood schlatters disease in adults

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July 8, 2019
physical therapy for osgood schlatters disease in adults

В  brett sears, pt, mdt, is a physical therapist with over 15 years of experience in orthopedic and hospital-based therapy. Fogoros, md, is a retired professor of medicine and board-certified internal medicine physician and cardiologist.

Welcome to peak performance physical therapys resource about osgood-schlatter disease. An osgood-schlatter lesion involves pain and swelling in the small boney bump on the front of the tibia (shinbone), right below the kneecap.

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a treatment which has been discussed in the use of osgood-schlatters but due to the low value evidence reccomendations cannot be made for this treatment. Non-operative treatment of this disease is based on the same principles that apply all overuse injuries.

While osgood-schlatter may occur to adults, it usually only affects one knee and is not very painful. Other than having swelling and chronic pain in the area of the disease, there are not many complications from having osgood-schlatter.

Sometimes osgood-schlatter disease is confused with patellar tendonitis, especially among adults. In comparison to osgood-schlatter disease, patellar tendinitis is an injury to your patellar tendon, the tissue connecting your knee to your shinbone.

This angle puts more tension on the growth plate of the tibial tuberosity, increasing the chances of developing osgood-schlatters. What can physical therapy do for this problem? The first thing that physical therapists address is to ease the symptoms.

В  famous physical therapists bob schrupp and brad heineck present the top 3 treatments for osgood schlatter disease or syndrome.

Sible sequellae to osgood-schlatter disease and from 14 to 26 of those seen with this fracture reported previous histories of osgood-schlatter disease. Physical therapy evaluation in assessing the patients knee pain, location (unilateral or bilateral) of pain and its duration is documented.