Osgood-Schlatter Disease Exercises
Before you allow your child to do Osgood-Schlatter disease exercises, ensure their safety by having them wear the Cho-Pat® Original Knee Strap. It offers the user comfort and mobility as they participate in Osgood-Schlatter disease stretches and exercises. It guides the kneecap into a grove, reducing displacement and pain in the area. It is comfortable to wear, so you won’t hear any complaints during Osgood-Schlatter disease exercises.
Osgood-Schlatter Disease Stretches
With the proper protective gear, your child can begin some Osgood-Schlatter disease exercises. The following will outline some Osgood-Schlatter disease stretches that will be easy enough for your child to do:
- Hamstring Stretch – Lay on the ground with the buttocks near a doorway. Stretch the uninjured leg straight out in front of you through the opening of the door. Raise the injured leg up and rest it on the wall or door frame. Keep the leg as straight as you can, holding for 30 seconds. Relax, and then repeat 3-5 times.
- Calf Stretch – Standing up, face a wall and place the palm of your hands on the wall directly in front of your face. Extend the arms. Step the injured leg back so the heel is on the floor and step the other leg forward, bending the knee. Slightly turn the toes on the back foot, inward. Gently lean towards the wall until the back of your calf is getting a good stretch and hold for 30 seconds. Release, relax, and repeat 3-5 times.
How to Prevent Osgood-Schlatter Disease
Understanding methods for how to prevent Osgood-Schlatter disease will not guarantee that the condition will not appear, but it can help to alleviate the pain, should the symptoms persist. How to prevent Osgood-Schlatter disease symptoms is by encouraging children to live a healthy lifestyle. If they are overweight, encourage them to lose the weight. Help them understand that regular, moderate exercise is important. Additionally, have your children perform some Osgood-Schlatter disease stretches before and after they participate in strenuous activities or sports.
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To learn more methods for how to prevent Osgood-Schlatter disease pain, call Medi-Dyne today at 800.810.1740 or 817-251-8660.