Osgood-Schlatter Disease | Prevention


What can my child do to help prevent Osgood-Schlatter from happening again?

Your doctor may prescribe some exercises for your child to do at home or with a physical therapist to strengthen the quadriceps and hamstrings. While your child is recovering, he or she should apply ice to the affected area after exercising to prevent pain and swelling.

In most people, Osgood-Schlatter disease goes away on its own with a little rest and time. If your child ignores or plays through the pain, the disease may get worse and may be more difficult to treat.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 06/95