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Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Also indexed as:Apophysitis (Tibial), Osteochondrosis (Tibial Tuberosity), Tibial Apophysitis
Kids who play competitive sports during growth spurts may be prone to knee problems known as Osgood-Schlatter disease. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Kids who play competitive sports during growth spurts may be prone to knee problems known as Osgood-Schlatter disease. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Slow the motion

    Avoid excessive sports activity or exercise that might aggravate the disease

  • Get extra antioxidants

    Take 400 IU a day of vitamin E and 150 mcg a day of selenium to help the healing

  • Chill the pain

    Apply ice regularly to the painful area to reduce inflammation

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