Knee Pain/Osgood Schlatter’s Disease

Knee Pain in Children

Knee pain is not uncommon in active children, and one of the common causes is Osgood-Schlatter disease. This condition, though concerning, can be effectively managed with proper care and intervention. At Children’s Podiatry Clinics, our experienced team are experts in diagnosing and treating Osgood-Schlatter disease, offering expert care to ensure your child’s comfort, mobility, and optimal foot health.

Understanding Osgood-Schlatter Disease:

Osgood-Schlatter disease is a condition that causes pain and inflammation at the growth plate of the shinbone (tibia), just below the kneecap. It typically occurs during periods of rapid growth and increased physical activity.

Causes of Osgood-Schlatter Disease:

Osgood-Schlatter disease is primarily caused by repetitive stress on the knee joint and the attachment of the patellar tendon to the tibia.

Signs and Symptoms:

Parents may notice the following signs in children experiencing Osgood-Schlatter disease:

Expert Care at Children's Podiatry:

Our dedicated team of podiatrists are experts in diagnosing and treating Osgood-Schlatter disease, offering comprehensive care to alleviate knee pain and support healthy growth.

Thorough Evaluation:

We conduct a comprehensive assessment to diagnose Osgood-Schlatter disease and rule out other potential causes of knee pain.

Customised Treatment Plans:

Based on our evaluation, we create personalized treatment plans that may include:

Parental Guidance:

We involve parents in the care process, providing guidance on exercises, footwear, and activities to promote healing and prevent recurrence.

Gradual Return to Activity:

As symptoms improve, we guide your child's gradual return to physical activities to prevent further strain on the knee joint.


At Children’s Podiatry, we understand the impact that Osgood-Schlatter disease can have on your child’s comfort and mobility. Our dedicated  podiatrists are committed to providing expert care, personalized treatment plans, and ongoing support to help your child overcome knee pain and enjoy an active, pain-free lifestyle.

To learn more about how we can assist your child in managing Osgood-Schlatter disease and promoting healthy knee function, schedule a consultation with our skilled Children’s Podiatry team. Contact us today and take the first step towards supporting your child’s confident and comfortable movement.

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