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Offline Sharon-Leigh

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Osgood Schlatters Disease
« on: February 22, 2005, 01:31:46 PM »
I have got a disease called Osgood Schlatter Disease and i would like to know more information about it. ???
I havn't had it very long. I have been told to take Ibuprofen Tablets. I don't think they are helping me much. ::)
If you know anything about it please could you contact me as soon as possible. ;D

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Re: Osgood Schlatters Disease
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2005, 01:11:46 AM »
Sharon,

Hi, have you checked the section 'Specialists Office' - 'Overuse Problems of the Knee'.  There are posts there regarding Osgood Schlatters Disease and you might find some information there.

Here is an article:  http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cybertherapist/front/knee/osgood.htm

Shade  ;)

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Re: Osgood Schlatters Disease
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2005, 01:18:46 AM »
osgood schaltters disease isnt actually a disease. If the ibup[rofen isnt working have GP refer you to orthopaedics at the local hospital.

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Re: Osgood Schlatters Disease
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2005, 07:09:02 PM »
Sharon.. ...there are several good websites you can hit to get information about Osgood Schlatters. Its really not a disease but an affliction brought on by growing and bone/tendon/ligament movements.

I've had soccer players who have had OSD and ususally they have to stretch longer, and often wear a knee brace to keep the patella from sliding. Its not something permanent as most young people grow out of the pain and affliction as they get older. Its often found with girls aged 13-17, and once they mature, the knee joints and spacing grows such as the pain goes away. At least, thats what I've read, and heard from the players I've coached.

As for taking ibuprofen, talk with your doctor about your dosage amount. Most adults can take 600mg 3x a day without too much discomfort if taken with food. But only take it as you need it for pain. 

Best of luck...

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Re: Osgood Schlatters Disease
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2005, 08:04:10 PM »
I now have a different knee problem, but i used to suffer from osgood schlatters disease.
I found that it (my left knee) would just "go" underneath me, and i couldn't put weight on it for about half an hour.
I can only describe this as feeling like it was jelly, as it used to just give way.

It was stopping me from participating in sport, so i went to see my G.P.
Like you, he prescribed me ibruprofen medicine, but i found that it didn't help at all.
He then tried several creams, but i have found that creams never work.
The best solution that i found was to wear a knee support brace, which sounds ominous but it's really not! They are discreet, and give your knee lots of support. You don't need to go anywhere special to buy these, in fact, i bought mine from a local "Boots" shop!

Apart from this i found that pain relievers like paracetamol, or perhaps something stronger like co-codamol, which you can only get on prescription, were useful.
Hope that helped:-)
14/f/uk
lateral patella mal-tracking in both knees
18 months of physio on and off
accupuncture & herbal remedies
x-rays>MRI>taping
Awaiting another appointment with specialist
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