Osgood-Schlatter Disease - Cause - Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment
Osgood-Schlatter disease is a painful swelling of the bump on the front of the upper tibia in an area called the anterior tibial tubercle. The disorder is typified by a painful swelling just below the knee on the front (anterior) surface of the lower leg bone. The area is tender to pressure, and swelling ranges from minimal to very severe. Running, jumping, and climbing stairs cause discomfort.
Leg pain - Osgood-Schlatter - (Image)
Leg pain in older children or young adolescents can occur for many reasons. An Osgood-Schlatter lesion results from continued trauma to the anterior tibial bone and causes a visible lump below the knee.
Lower leg muscles (Image)
The muscular components of the lower leg include the gastrocnemis, soleus, peroneus longus, tibialis anterior, extensor digitorum longus, and the achilles tendon.
Osgood-Schlatter Disease and Knee Pain
Osgood-Schlatter disease is also a common cause of knee pain, but unlike sprains and other injuries, it is usually not very serious and has no long term effects. Unlike other problems that cause knee pain, children with Osgood-Schlatter disease usually just have pain during certain activities, such as running, kneeling, jumping, etc.
Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)
A common form of growing pains or overuse in early adolescence involves the shinbone and the knee. The shinbone (tibia) has a raised area just below the kneecap called the tibial tubercle, AAOS.
Osgood-Schlatter disease is a disorder of the lower front of the knee where the large tendon under the kneecap (patellar tendon) attaches to the bone of the leg below. The condition is characterized by localized pain and tenderness in this area. Osgood-Schlatter disease is predominantly seen in young adolescent boys, from MedicineNet.