Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)
Types, Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment
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What are the symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter Disease?
The main symptoms indicating that a person is suffering from this disease are:
- Recurring pain in the knee or leg
- Tenderness in the knees
- Swelling right below the knee cap
- Warmth, limping, constant discomfort to the individual
What are the risk factors of Osgood-Schlatter Disease?
The main risk factors for this disease are:
- Age: It is most common in children between the ages of 10-14.
- Gender: Boys are more susceptible to developing this condition than girls.
- Sports: It is common in sports that involve running, jumping, etc.
- Flexibility: Greater flexibility of the quadriceps muscles can pull the kneecap’s tendons.
What are the complications of Osgood-Schlatter Disease?
Even though the complications of this disease are relatively uncommon, in cases that they do occur, they are observed as:
- Chronic pain
- Localized swelling
- Bony bumps
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