Treatment for Osgood Schlatter disease usually includes rest, cold compresses, crutches, a knee brace, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Additional treatment may include physical therapy and muscle strengthening exercises.
Treatment for Osgood Schlatter disease may include:
- Apply cold compresses after physical activity:
- Apply for 20 minutes at a time
- Knee brace for Osgood-Schlatter disease
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Physical therapy for Osgood-Schlatter disease
- Quadriceps muscle stretching
- Hamstring muscle stretching
- Strengthening exercises for Osgood-Schlatter disease
- Performed only if pain and swelling persist despite long-term conservative treatment
Osteochondrosis Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of Osgood Schlatter disease.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- Do I need medication?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Do I need to lose weight?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- Do I need a special exercise program?
- Will I need physical therapy?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having Osgood-Schlatter disease again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat Osgood Schlatter disease:
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