Osgood-Schlatter Disease is an overuse injury and not a disease. It affects the knees of growing children and adolescents who play sports that involve running or jumping. The main symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter Disease are pain and swelling. The vast majority of youth with Osgood-Schlatter Disease are treated successfully with non-surgical methods, and the condition rarely causes permanent orthopedic problems.
Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain) Symptoms
Osgood-Schlatter Disease develops in growing children between the ages of 10 and 15 who participate in sports that involve running or jumping and is more common among boys than girls. The main symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter Disease are pain, swelling and tenderness in the area below the kneecap. Pain may increase when the knee is bent.