Osgood-Schlatter disease (also known as tibial tubercle apophyseal traction injury) is an inflammation of the growth plate at the tibial tuberosity, and is one of a group of conditions collectively called osteochondroses. The condition is caused by stress on the patellar tendon that attaches the quadriceps muscle at the front of the thigh to the tibial tuberosity. Following an adolescent growth spurt, repeated stress from contraction of the quadriceps is transmitted through the patellar tendon to the immature tibial tuberosity. This can cause multiple subacute avulsion fractures along with inflammation of the tendon, leading to excess bone growth in the tuberosity and producing a visible lump.
Pain and swelling directly over the tibial tubercle is most common. Point tenderness is noted on examination.
Pain is aggravated by loaded knee extension activity, especially activity with power or impact characteristics. Symptoms may occur with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as walking and using stairs.
The symptoms usually resolve with treatment but may recur as a new episodes until skeletal maturity, when the tibial epiphysis fuses.
Osgood-Schlatter Disease - Osgood-Schlatter (say: "oz-good shlot-ter") disease is one of the most common causes of knee pain in young athletes. It causes swelling, pain and tenderness just below the knee, over the shin bone (also called the tibia). It occurs mostly in boys who are having a growth spurt during their pre-teen or teenage years. One or both knees may be affected.
Try Vancouver Orthotics by Dr. Michael Horowitz
Shock-Absorption is key to what we promote to our community. When you combine (1) Great Footwear with (2) Moderate Activity & (3) Regular Biomechanical Foot Check-Ups…...you are working towards “Perfect Posture” & Preventing small Aches & Pains from becoming Big Ones!
Movement of your Body & of Alignment your Feet through our lives is one of the most important things we can recommend to our patients. We want you to be in Tip Top Form, Prevent Injury, Improve your Posture and FEEL GREAT!!
Dr. Michael Horowitz offers a 5-Step process to treating your Aches & Pains. He can Diagnose & Treat your condition and recommend the best course of action for you. Call Vancouver Orthotics at 604-737-3668 for more information.
Try using Vancouver Orthotics for Better Balance, Stability & Shock-Absorption. Improved Posture and Alignment are an Added Bonus!
Thank you for visiting our Vancouver Orthotics Website:
New Patients Welcome ~ Online Booking
Evening & Some Weekend Appointments Available
Testomonials - See what our patients have to say!
by Dr. Michael Horowitz
Vancouver, BC V6H 3K2
YOU MIGHT HAVE THESE QUESTIONS ABOUT VANCOUVER ORTHOTICS:
- How Much Do Custom Orthotic Inserts Cost?
- What Conditions do Orthotic Inserts Treat?
- How long are orthotics good for?
- What type of shoes will my orthotics fit into?
- What are your office hours? Do you work evenings & weekends?
- Is there a discount on a second pair?
- Do Vancovuer Orthotics really help?
Have questions about by Dr. Michael Horowitz! Please call Vancouver Orthotics at 604-737-3668 or fill out this form below. We are happy to answer your questions and will respond promplty.
Vancouver Orthotics are provided by Dr. Michael Horowitz. Located in Vancouver, BC, Canada in the Hycroft Medical Building. We offer the community information, education and treatment options for foot related problems, such as flat feet, foot pain, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, ball of foot pain, metatarsalgia, mortons neuroma, arch pain, ankle pain, ankle sprains, achilles tendonitis, shin splints, knee pain, hip and back pain in Vancouver.