Homeopathy Medicine for Osgood-Schlatter
This condition, which usually affects children and adolescents going through puberty’s growth spurts, can result in a painful, bony bump on the shinbone below the knee.
Children who play sports like soccer, basketball, figure skating, or ballet, which require running, jumping, and quick changes of direction, are more likely to develop Osgood-Schlatter disease.
The condition used to affect boys more frequently, but as more girls have taken up sports, the gender gap has shrunk.
Due to the fact that girls enter puberty earlier than do boys, Osgood-Schlatter disease typically affects boys between the ages of 12 and 14 and girls between the ages of 10 and 13. Once the child’s bones stop growing, the condition usually resolves on its own.
SYMPTOMS OF OSGOOD SCHLATTERS
The main symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter disease are knee pain and swelling just below the kneecap, which usually get worse when doing certain things like running, kneeling, and jumping, and get better with rest.
The discomfort can last for weeks to months and can return until your child stops growing. The condition typically affects just one knee, but it can affect both knees.
CAUSES OF OSGOOD SCHLATTERS
The quadriceps muscles in a child’s thigh pull on the tendon that connects the kneecap to the growth plate at the top of the shinbone when they are engaged in activities that require running, jumping, and bending, such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, and ballet.
The Osgood-Schlatter disease pain and swelling are caused by the tendon pulling on the growth plate where the tendon inserts into the shinbone. Some children’s bodies try to close that gap with new bone growth, which can result in a bony lump at that location.
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF OSGOOD SCHLATTERS
A thorough case history of the patient should be used to guide the homoeopathic treatment, taking into account both the patient’s current signs and symptoms and previous medical history.