Understanding Knee Pain in Children
January 14th, 2017 by Synergy
Understanding Knee Pain In Children
Osgood-Schlatter Disease (OSD), commonly known as knee pain in children, is a condition that arises between 8-15 years of age. But don’t panic! OSD is not a disease in the traditional sense of the world, but rather an overuse injury of the knee.
Vaishya (2016) describes OSD as occurring at the point where the patellar tendon meets the tibial tuberosity. The result is pain and inflammation at the injury site, and this pain usually increases during physical activities such as running and jumping. Most often, you will notice a bony protrusion at the tibial tuberosity, which is one of the tell-tale signs of OSD. As time goes on, the pain may increase, and become more of a permanent fixture, instead of simply occurring during activity. The image below is meant to provide you with a visual representation of OSD. As you can see, there is a bony protrusion just below the patellar tendon.
Figure 1: Osgood-Schlatter Disease in a 14-year-old male. Image (a) depicts the frontal view of bilateral OSD. Image (b) depicts the lateral view of OSD. Image adapted from “Osgood Schlatter Syndrome,” by P.A. Gholve, D.M. Scher, and S.Khakaria, et al, Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 2007, 19(1): 44-50.
How Synergy Can Help
Frequency Specific Micro-Current (FSM) is a frequency based modality that heals tissues in the body at an increased rate. They way FSM works is that it increases ATP production by 500%. What this means is, FSM therapy is increasing the energy production in the cells. When your cells are healthy, your tissues begin to heal at an accelerated rate. Simply put, the faster your cells can regenerate, the faster the tissues can heal.
Our bodies are made up of all different types of tissues: bone, ligament, tendon, muscle, etc. FSM is not limited to only healing the tearing and breaking down of tissues, but organ functionality as well. The possibilities are endless. While Micro-Current is a very effective, non-invasive alternative to surgery, sometimes it is not always the only treatment option to utilize.
FSM simply helps to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with Osgood-Schlatter Disease in young teenagers. While it is hard to completely prevent the pain in the knees of growing children, FSM will help to reduce the discomfort by increasing the healing rates of the tissues, and manage the inflammatory response associated with this condition.
Gholve PA, Scher DM, Khakharia S, et al.: Osgood Schlatter syndrome. Curr Opin Pediatr.
Vaishya R, Azizi A, Agarwal A, et al. (September 13, 2016) Apophysitis of the Tibial Tuberosity (Osgood-
Schlatter Disease): A Review. Cureus 8(9): e780. DOI 10.7759/cureus.780