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Offline Txygrl

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Can older adults get Osgood Schlatter's?
« on: January 09, 2005, 09:01:18 PM »
I am 61 years old, and have been walking 3.5 miles a day for the last year as part of a weight-loss program.  I have developed knobs below my kneecaps which sound like the description of Osgood Schlatter's.  The left one is painful, and I cannot kneel on it without a pillow.  I do not want to stop walking - I just got a treadmill for the winter months - but I will be needing these knees for a few more years.  Any input?

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Re: Can older adults get Osgood Schlatter's?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2005, 10:31:17 PM »
You should go to your GP and get this checked out and then get a referral to an orthopedic surgeon to be assessed.

I found this article and it might help you:
http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/oct2001/1003184128.Me.r.html.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Can older adults get Osgood Schlatter's?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2005, 04:11:28 PM »
I appreciate your help - I'll see what my GP has to say.