Osgood Schlatter Disease

Osgood Schlatter Disease is a disease that occurs in adolescents both boys and girls and usually occurs in those playing sports that require a lot of bending, jumping, and running. Osgood Schlatter disease pain can run from mild to severe depending on the severity and the level of activity. With Osgood Schlatter Disease a child’s quadriceps may pull on the tendon that attaches the knee to the shin, this repeated stress can cause the tendon to pull away from the shinbone. There is often pain and swelling associated with this, and in some cases the bone may try to grow to close that gap, causing a bony lump.

Risk Factors for Osgood Schlatter Disease

  • Age-Typically a disease in adolescent males, Osgood Schlatters Disease has been seen in an increase of females, due to more females playing sports. Osgood Schlatter is usually seen in males ages 13-14 and females ages 11-12.
  • Sports - Sports that require a large amount of bending, jumping, and hard running such as gymnastics, ballet, basketball and soccer are a greater risk for adolescents to develop Osgood Schlatter Disease.

Symptoms of Osgood Schlatter Disease

  • Pain and swelling over the shinbone bump or growth
  • Leg or knee pain that worsens with activity
  • The area is tender to pressure

We use the following approaches to Osgood Schlatter symptoms:

  • ASTR® Tools: Our doctors use a variety of ASTR® tools to release scar tissue and myofascial restriction, which can decrease flexibility and add more pressure to the leg.
  • Special exercise program to decrease pressure on the leg, strengthen the muscles, stabilize the leg and help the patient to return to normal function and activities.
  • Special instructions on how to speed up the recovery time.
  • Cold Laser Therapy: Tissue inflammation and inability of the body to heal are common with Osgood Schlatter Disease. Cold laser is used in order to decrease inflammation that causes pressure on the knee and shin.

Call us today to start the journey of pain relief!

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  • This newborn came in unable to move his neck from the side position. He suffered from torticollis, severe neck and back spasms. After just 1 ASTR treatment, he had complete range of motion.

  • Patient came in unable to move his neck from the side position. After 3 ASTR treatments, he regained full range of motion.

  • This young gymnast came in unable to do the splits. After just 1 ASTR treatment, she had full range of motion.


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