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Offline air23takeoff

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Skinny leg after Osgood Schlatter
« on: October 17, 2019, 03:57:07 AM »
Hey, around 2 years ago at the age of 12 I woke up with extreme right knee pain, and limped for approximately 1.5 months. Soon after I started to walk on my right leg I noticed that it was significantly skinnier than my left leg. Though my issue is that after 2 years, my right leg is still significantly skinnier than my left leg. For the last year or so, I have been using my right leg quite as often as my left leg, but it just doesn't seem nearly as equal in strength compared to my left leg. Any tips will be appreciated.

Note:  I play basketball, and I mainly jump of my left leg for dunks, layups or just any activity that requires jumping.
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Re: Skinny leg after Osgood Schlatter
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2019, 07:20:25 AM »
Are you working with a physical therapist? That would be the best way forwards as they'll know what exercises may help. You're also very young and presumably still growing so your body will be changing generally.
Get your parents to organise an appointment with a sports focused PT
What has the knee specialist said?
« Last Edit: October 17, 2019, 07:28:45 AM by Vickster »
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
2nd scope on 16/12/10
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation
LK scope 10.1.19 medial menisectomy, trochlea microfracture, general tidy up

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Re: Skinny leg after Osgood Schlatter
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2019, 01:13:03 PM »
We've talked to a physical therapist to check on what I can do to build up strength early in the summer, and set up an appointment with him. Once he told us he was going to meet us in June, and never was he there for me to work with him. I do go to the gym near my house and work on my legs quite often and I mean, its getting stronger, just not as strong as my left leg which in person is very obvious to notice.

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Re: Skinny leg after Osgood Schlatter
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2019, 03:37:39 PM »
Strength does not correlate with size. You can lose 25% of muscle and have no strength difference according to my surgeon.
Find another physio to get the right program to target the right muscles in the right way (you like donít need a gym, just some space and a wall, theraband maybe a Swiss ball)
« Last Edit: October 17, 2019, 03:43:39 PM by Vickster »
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
2nd scope on 16/12/10
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation
LK scope 10.1.19 medial menisectomy, trochlea microfracture, general tidy up















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