Osgood-Schlatter Disease: Stretches & Exercises for Knee Pain

Osgood-Schlatter Disease: Stretches & Exercises for Knee Pain

Osgood-Schlatter disease occurs when your bones are growing so rapidly that your quadricep muscle can’t keep up. This causes your muscles to stretch which places extra pressure on the tibia where your quadricep muscle attaches. In some cases a painful bump might may be present Fortunately, stretching and strengthening the muscles around your knee with these five easy exercises can help relieve pain from Osgood-Schlatter’s disease. Let’s begin by doing straight leg raises, which helps strengthen the quadricep muscles located on the front of your thighs. Begin sitting down in a straight leg position with your back straight. You can place your hands behind you for extra balance if needed. Then you’re going to raise your leg about 10 inches off the ground hold for a few seconds and lower back down. Start by doing three sets of eight to twelve repetitions. Next we’re going to move into a single leg squat, so you’re going to need to grab a stiff chair. Slowly stand up with one leg using controlled movements until you reach your full height. Hold for a few seconds. Then place your raised foot on the floor and slowly sit down again. Repeat this exercise for about one minute. Okay, now let’s stretch out those quads. This stretch can be performed while standing or laying on your front. Pull the foot of your injured leg towards your buttocks until you can feel a gentle stretch on the front of your thigh. Hold this stretch for about 30 seconds and repeat three times. Now we’re going to move into an exercise that helps strengthen your hamstrings and glutes. First lay on your back with your knees bent and your arms to your side. Then using both feet push your hips towards the sky. Hold this position for about 10 seconds and lower slowly back to the ground. Begin by doing three sets of eight to twelve reps. If this exercise is too easy move to single leg bridges. Finally, let’s stretch out those hamstrings. Sitting at the edge of your chair, straighten one leg out in front of your body with your heel on the floor and your toes pointed towards the ceiling. Then sit up straight and try pushing your navel towards your thigh without bringing the trunk of your body forwards. Hold this position for thirty seconds and repeat three times. Well there you have it. Hopefully these exercises for Osgood-Schlatter disease can help decrease your knee pain and help shorten the duration of this disease. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or call us at (866)712-7808. If you found this video helpful and would like to see similar videos in the future click here to subscribe to our Channel And if you’d like to see more exercises, check out this video to learn several easy exercises that’ll help improve your posture today!

55 Replies to “Osgood-Schlatter Disease: Stretches & Exercises for Knee Pain”

  1. I apparently had the most severe case of schlatter, my knee lump bone grew out 3 cm off my bone, im 13 and have had this disease since 11 years old… it became better but it almost became so painful that i thought of actually decapitating my leg off, but it became better when i had surgery 4 times on both knees, it is much worse if you are tall, as more of your weight depends on your knee, i was 167cm tall at the age of 11, and now i am 178cm tall and still growing. It has become much better and for all you guys with schlatter know that yours is not as painful as mine. And that you will not need 4 surgeries.

  2. This is common in 13 year olds like me. It hurts pretty bad but I do these stretches before soccer games and they help me alot

  3. I had never heard of Osgood-Schlatters until my early 20's.  As a preteen-midteen, if I even slightly touched directly under my knees, I would be in severe pain.  Playing football and baseball was torture sometimes.   My parents would just say "It's just growing pains" regardless of how much I complained.

  4. Thank you I have just been diagnosed with this disease

    However some of these don’t really work for me as mine is quiet bad.

  5. Hello Thank you so much for this video I've been trying to find some exercises to do with my osgood- schlatters disease for so long and it was just a blessing that I came across your page. I've had it since I was 12 I am 31 now it has been a battle with knee braces and hospital visits I stay in alot of pain and it stops me from playing with my children sometimes I would definitely like to see more videos like this and again thank you!!!😁😁😁

  6. I'm 23 and it happened to me, even though it happens more to 12-16yr olds. Pain is not strong, only when I use pressure on my knee or touch the lump.

    Thanks for the exercises!

  7. I hate it. I play badminton and soccer. Ive had osgood in 5 moths now and it sucks i have to skip soccer trainings . And it hurts sooo much when i jump. But keep on streching it helps me sooooo much.

  8. Though this might be helpful for other people but I have Osgood schaltters tight tendents and small scoliosis I can't even do 1 of these exercises

  9. Im a football player on high level and it hurts for 2 years now. I try to ignore the pain, and I hope it gives no after effect. 😢

  10. i don't know if this helps people with it. but my doctor says i have to rest it for 6 WEEKS and i've my knees regularly

  11. Many ppl in the comments are complaining about the pain that occurs while trying to do that kind of exercises.
    Can anyone – maybe the owner of the vlog – explain to me how strenghtening your quadriceps muscle may help? When you are making 1 leg squad you are increasing the tension on the patella tendon and that way you are making the inflammation process even worse in my opinion. I doesn't make sense to me.

  12. Static quadriceps exercise also helps in this disease! Apart from these exercises. I m a physical therapist I have 2-3 patients of this disease

  13. 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗵 𝗶 𝗴𝗼𝘁 𝗼𝘀𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝘆 𝗱𝗼𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘂 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗶𝗺 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗽𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗶 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗶 𝘄𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘂𝗽 𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝘂𝗻𝗯𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗿𝘂𝗻,𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗻 𝗶 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗶𝗺 𝗴𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗮 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹,𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗰𝗲𝗿,𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗸😔

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