Hi all, I'm new on here and have been reading through a few of the threads. I was hoping to get a few opinions of options for dealing with/treating osgood!
I was told by my GP I had Osgood Schlatters when I was about 13 and had some xrays done to confirm. I developed the bump in my knee around that time and it was quite painful, but the pain became hardly noticeable over the years even though the bump persisted. Since then I haven't done anything about it, but it has never gone away. I can't kneel etc. for too long and occasionally it would feel a bit strained but I didn't really worry about it.
I'm now 23 and in the last year or so I have started to notice more pain/strained feeling in my knee more often, also I'm sure the bump has even become bigger! I have become a pro at hiding it over the years because I really don't like it all that much, and aside from my doctor and family I haven't talked to others about it really, didn't even think about joining a forum to get some advice until now!
Sometimes I get discomfort even when I am lying down and have woken up in the night from it a few times, but it isn't really a pain so much as an uncomfy kind of dull cramp or ache.
I have also recent taken up yoga and using the cross-trainer at the gym. I was wondering if these kinds of exercise are bad for a leg with osgood schlatters? While I exercise I feel a bit of a strain/ache but I just try to ignore it and keep going. Does anyone have any advice for treatments or whether or not I am possibly causing injury??
I've been starting to worry about whether this will just become worse with age as I find myself favouring my better leg more and more often.
would surgery be an option for someone my age? Although being a student it's not likely I will even be able to afford it for a very long time!
Any advice would be welcome!