What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Osgood-Schlatter

Also called "growing pains,"

Osgood-Schlatter disease usually

This inflammatory condition

Disease*

this condition is associated

hurts at the tibial condyle. It is ex-

must be left alone during acute

 

with adolescent growth

acerbated by exercise and resisted

episodes. When the area is not

 

spurts in which the bones,

extension of the lower leg.

painful and inflamed, and when

 

specifically the tibia, grow

 

stress fractures or other bone

 

faster than the muscles and

 

broblems have been ruled out,

 

tendons.

 

massage can be appropriate to

 

 

 

ease pain and improve local

 

 

 

circulation.

 

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