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Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Patellar tendonitis is an inflammation of the patellar tendon, which connects the kneecap (kneecap) to the top of the shinbone (tibia), resulting in pain and swelling around this area known as the tibial tuberosity.

The patella's tendon may also be inflamed, which covers the kneecap. The most typical cause of Osgood-Schlatter disease is children who participate in sports that require a lot of jumping and/or running.

What causes Osgood-Schlatter disease?

Osgood-Schlatter disease is an injury to the growth plate that occurs in children. The growth plate is a region of bone at the end of one boneshaped with another, near the joint, that does not grow in the middle. These regions of development are comprised of cartilage rather than bone while a kid is still growing. The cartilage isn't as robust as bone, so high levels of stress may cause the growth plate to ache and swell.

The tendon from the kneecap (patella) attaches to the growth plate in the front of the leg bone (tibia). The patella is attached to the thigh muscles (quadriceps), and when they pull on it, this puts tension on the patellar tendon. The tibia is pulled on by the patellar tendon as it extends repeatedly. Any exercises that put pressure on this area may cause discomfort where the patellar tendon connects to the top of the tibia.

Squatting, bending, or running uphill (or stadium steps) puts strain on the knee tissue and results in pain and swelling around the growth plate. It also hurts when you strike or bruise the sensitive region. Kneeling can be quite excruciating.