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What Is Osgood-Schlatter Disease and How KINESIOLOGY can help ?

Updated: Dec 3, 2021

So my house is full of boys and we all including myself obsess over soccer - my hubbie coaches 3 teams and I had never heard of this until he had a number of soccer kids suffer with it so I decided to do some research to see how could I help using the skills I have with Kinesiology - it affects kids aged 9-15 particularly boys

What Is Osgood-Schlatter Disease and How KINESIOLOGY can help ?

Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is an inflammation of the bone, cartilage, and/or tendon at the top of the shinbone, where the tendon from the kneecap attaches. It's really not a disease, but an overuse injury.

OSD is one of the most common causes of knee pain in adolescents. It can be quite painful, but usually goes away within 12 to 24 months. Most often just one knee is affected.

What Happens in Osgood-Schlatter Disease?

Growth spurts make kids vulnerable to OSD because their bones, muscles, and tendons are growing quickly and not always at the same time.

With exercise, differences in size and strength between the muscle groups place unusual stress on the growth plate at the top of the shinbone.

What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter Disease?

Most parents call the doctor after their child complains of knee pain over several months. The pain may be anywhere from mild and felt only during activity to severe and constant.

Other symptoms may include:

• pain that gets worse with exercise

• relief from pain with rest

• swelling or tenderness under the knee and over the shinbone

• limping after exercise

• tightness of the muscles surrounding the knee (the hamstring and quadriceps muscles)

How can Systematic Kinesiology help ?

Kinesiology muscle tests to look at a range of natural supplements that will reduce the inflammation. Often inflammation can be digestion/gut health related.

• Omega 3 – Turmeric – Magnesium to see which nutrition will work for your child’s body.

• DoTerra oil especially Deep Blue really beneficial for this condition.

• Food Sensitivity testing which is integral to a lot of Kinesiology sessions

• Structurally resetting the muscles around the knee cap eg. Fascia work on Quads / Hamstrings

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