What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Also called "growing pains,"

Osgood-Schlatter disease usually

This inflammatory condition


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,




massage can be appropriate to




ease pain and improve local






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