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Offline Mummyov3

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Is karate ok? Femoral anteversion + osgood Schlatters!
« on: November 06, 2011, 01:08:21 PM »
My son is 8 almost 9 and he has femoral anteversion with rotation at 40% with his right hip slightly worse. When he walks his right knee turns inwards causing very noticeable intoeing. He has just recently been to see the specialist as he was experiencing alot of pain in his right knee when walking over 30 mins, walking uphill ( severe pain) walking upstairs and riding a bike was impossible. The doctor said he has osgood Schlatters and the pain will get better as he grows.
He is quite tall for his age wearing size 10/11 clothes and size 4 shoes.
Swimming has helped alot with the pain and it's been around 4 weeks since he has complained of any pain.

He would love to start karate... Would it be okay to do this with his condition? I don't want to stop him doing anything but I would just like to check that karate isn't going to aggravate either the anteversion or the osgood Schlatters.
Also is osgood Schlatters something he will always have or is he going to "grow" out if it?
Thank you for any help you can offer :)

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Re: Is karate ok? Femoral anteversion + osgood Schlatters!
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011, 01:57:40 PM »
No one can really say if karate will aggravate the knees, it's just something he will have to try and see. Most sports were always painful for me but riding a bike never was and neither less impact things like bowling.

Sorry your son has to go through this.  It's not very fun to have this problem anyway, let alone have it be symptomatic at such a young age. My pain and instability started at the same age your as your son is now, although no one then ever diagnosed my femoral anteversion or tibial torsion--they just said I had growing pains and instability. It wasn'tuntil I was 28 that i learned about the condition had it diagnosed. It's good that you know the likely reason for his pain and can adapt around it, or fix it if it comes to that.

As for the OCD, i don't know that much about the condition, but i do understand it is something that is mostly seen in young kids and teenagers. The possibility of outgrowing it is strong.

Hope karate works out for him.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2011, 02:00:43 PM by crankerchick »
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