One of the many unpleasant things some children go through during puberty is the formation of a painful lump beneath the kneecap as a result of a growth spurt. This is especially prevalent among those involved in sports that involve jumping, running and changing direction quickly (in other words, most sports). When this occurs, it is known as Osgood Schlatter's disease.
Generally speaking, the unpleasant symptoms of Osgood Schlatters go away once one’s bones have stopped growing. Obviously, this takes some time. But in the meantime, an Osgood Schlatters knee brace for kids can help. BraceAbility offers a number of pediatric supports for this and other conditions/injuries.
This child-size knee band treating Osgood Schlatter disease does so by applying pressure to the patella tendon and stabilizing the kneecap. The solid tubular neoprene pad of this youth knee strap means it does so in a comfortable manner. The premium grade soft loop neoprene is durable but soft against the skin. Learn more about products for treating Osgood Schlatter's disease.
Application of the strap is easy thanks to its simple strap and hook-and-loop closure. This also makes this tool for Osgood Schlatter pain relief easy to adjust to one’s desired level of comfort. The placement of the buckle at the outer part of the leg also ensures it will not rub against the opposite leg.
Osgood Schlatters disease is not the only condition for which this pediatric patella strap is well suited. Those dealing with patella-femoral pain syndrome and patella tendonitis may also find this knee band for kids helpful. For more options, check out BraceAbility’s other knee bands and patella tendonitis supports.
Osgood Schlatters, as well as the aforementioned other conditions this child’s knee band, can help with repeated stress on the patellar tendon that connects the kneecap to the shinbone. In the case of Osgood Schlatters, the repeated stress can pull the tendon away from the shin bone, causing pain and swelling. In some cases a child’s body might respond with new bone growth to close the gap, resulting in the formation of a lump.
This knee strap for youths works by tacking down the tendon and distributing force away from the patella tendon and through the strap. Besides easing the pain, this can also give the stressed tendon a chance to heal. The warmth this neoprene knee strap provides is also helpful to that end.
Otherwise, the typical mode of treatment for Osgood Schlatters includes taking over-the-counter pain medications and engaging in exercises and stretches to correct any muscle imbalances and to stretch out the muscles of the legs. Both of these things can increase stress on the patella tendon.
A period of rest can do a world of good and icing the tender area can also help reduce swelling and pain. A child participating in sports might also wear a knee pad to protect the area against irritation.
This knee band for Osgood Schlatters disease along with other conditions affecting the patellar tendon and kneecap has a number of attractive features, including the following:
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