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Osgood Schlatters
« on: June 27, 2006, 09:15:21 AM »
Hello there. Just wondering if anyone is in a similar situation and if so, what advice they might have.
I have a condition called Osgood Schlaters which is essentially a permanent fracture below the right knee on the front of the tibia bone. The fracture is filled in with cartilage instead of healing correctly, so it is a permanent weak spot that is prone to injury, even breaking. I've had this ever since I could remember and was never allowed to play full contact sports due to the doctors recommendations.  I've been interested in parkour forever, read up the sites, own every movie out there ('cept for Jump London). Besides the knee, i'm physically fit to start the training. The only real thing that is holding me back is now I am a firefighter and if I do break my leg, I could lose my job due to not having enough sick leave in order to recover. Any thoughts?
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Re: Osgood Schlatters
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2006, 09:56:04 AM »
Well you could talk to your doctor about how much you should be doing, and how much stress it can take.  That would probably be a safe idea.

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Re: Osgood Schlatters
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2006, 11:49:16 AM »
I had it in high school and was told that it would go away eventually. It did, in a period in my life where I wasn't as active. As soon as I started back into Parkour, it came back in my right knee. All I can suggest is icing and stretching your quad as much as possible. I haven't found any suggestions as far as preventing it completely, but I've also been told that it isn't a big deal (i.e., I've never heard anything about one fracturing)

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Re: Osgood Schlatters
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2006, 02:59:34 PM »
I've had it in both my knees for 6 or 7 years, they'll enflame from time to time and become sore, usually a result of overtraining. A couple days of rest (simply not doing too much that causes heavy impact on the knees) and they're back to normal. Also, a couple of these ( http://www.painreliever.com/ChoPKneStrp.html )would help out durning training, but using them too much could lead to weakening of the joints or so I've heard.
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Re: Osgood Schlatters
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2006, 11:17:33 PM »
I have it in both knees for almost 8 years and really the only thing to keep in mind is that if it hurts, ice it and rest.
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Re: Osgood Schlatters
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2006, 05:15:53 AM »
I too have had it for years. i cant feel it on my right knee anymore. but i can on my left still. I was never told about any weakness in it though.
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Re: Osgood Schlatters
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2006, 06:11:33 PM »
whats the cure

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Re: Osgood Schlatters
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2006, 04:54:22 AM »
I've had it for a few years in my left knee now. I went to see and osteopath and it has gotten a lot better, its pretty expensive though, but worth it. I find the thing that helps the most is strengthening the muscle around it. Things like wall sits and squats(one and two legged for both) are very good.

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Re: Osgood Schlatters
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2006, 02:05:56 PM »
I hate having it.