A common form of knee pain we see in the younger generation that present to the clinic is osgood – schlatter disease. Inflammation of the patellar ligament at the tibial tubercle causing pain and sometimes a small bony bump appears on the front of the knee.

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Sufferers are usually adolescent boys who are very active and take part in sports involving running and jumping. Pain is often worse on activity and better with rest.

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Useful tips:

– stretch regularly especially after exercise

– warm up properly ahead of sport

– see an expert for treatment to release tension in the quadriceps muscle group whilst also strengthening other muscles in the hips and making sure foot mechanics are sufficient.

– use ice to calm down the inflamed area.

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