Osgood-Schlatter’s is a condition that often times shows up in young people who are growing very quickly. The point of pain is typically on the tibial tuberosity, or the bump just below the knee.
This pain is caused by the patella tendon, the tendon that runs from the kneecap to the tibial tuberosity, starting to separate or pull away from the tibial tuberosity. This creates inflammation and results in varying degrees of pain. With age this condition will typically go away – but not always.
During the years of rapid growth and beyond, KT Tape can help relieve the symptoms as well as speed recovery. Combine icing after activity and small bouts of rest to further relieve symptoms.