Are People With Osgood Schlatters Disease Still Allowed To Exercise?
, I want to ask. my 14-year-old friend suffered from good schlatters disease. is he still allowed to exercise? for example playing basketball or running? if possible, is there any restrictions or things that are prohibited from doing? because most articles that I read, it will disappear by itself when I was 17 years old. if you can’t exercise at all, is there something you must do every day? thank you
Hello Boni Facius, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Osgood Schaltters Disease is a condition where inflammation occurs in the lower knee which is the attachment of the knee bone tendon that connects the knee bone with the calf bone.
This condition is indeed quite often found in adolescent children, and indeed this condition is a condition that can heal itself and return completely at the age of around 18 years because at this time the growth of bone where the tendon is attached is perfect.
The best therapy that is still highly recommended for this condition is:
Anti-inflammatory and anti-pain medications
Use of protective pads
Exercises to improve thigh muscle strength
Wait until this condition goes away by itself
Activity restrictions such as sports are recommended for 6 to 24 months, because at that time the pain will generally decrease gradually. If the pain has not completely disappeared or perform activities that are prohibited prematurely, complaints and also the condition of this disease will be more severe so it requires more therapy.
For what types of activities are restricted and how rehabilitation should be carried out by your friend so that you can get back on the move quickly should be discussed together with an orthopedic specialist to suit your friend's current condition.
In the meantime, avoid all the activities prescribed by the doctor, and do some of the exercises that have been recommended. Also do compressing if pain is being felt. Your friend can still do daily activities but try not to do activities that cause a lot of movement in the area.
I hope this helps.