Osgood Schlatters is a complication of growing too fast. As our bodies grow during rapid growth periods, the bones have a tendency to grow too fast for the surrounding muscles, ligaments and other soft tissues.Book A Consultation
Osgod Schlatters will generally begin occurring during periods of maximm growth. The condition is usually self-limiting, and when growth settles the symptoms will settle. Often symptoms will increase or decrease depending on how growth spurts: Symptoms can include:
One of the areas commonly affected is where the patella tendon attatches to the shin bone. The patella tendon pulls on its attatchment which is weaker due to the presence of a growth plate. The growth plate can become irritated by this extra force, creating pain inflammation and sometimes swelling. Osgood Schlatters usually occurs in association with high levels of activity and periods of rapid growth.