What is Osgood-Schlatter Disease?
Osgood-Schlatter is a disease causing inflammation to the area where the patellar tendon connects to the tibia. As the quadricep muscles pull on the patellar tendon which pulls the tibial tubercle and this repeated pulling action can cause inflammation of the growth plate.
Osgood-Schlatter can be healed without surgery.
Specific stretches can be done to reduce the pain and prevent the disease from returning.
Nonsteroidal and over the counter drugs can be used to reduce swelling of the tendon and decrease pain.
You can apply ice to the knee to reduce inflammation and abstaining from sports and rigorous exercise will reduce swelling and pain.