What is it?
Osgood Schlatter’s is an inflammation of the area below the knee which is known as the tibial tuberosity. This is where the tendon of the patella attaches itself to the tibia (the shin bone). It is a disease that affects the adolescents and young children who are experiencing growth. The muscles, tendons, bones and other various structures of these adolescents undergo rapid change. It occurs in children who are engaged in sports such as basketball, soccer, and ballet. These sports involve jumping, a sudden change in movement and running. This condition mostly heals itself as soon as the children’s bones and body tissues stop growing.