The majority of young patients can manage with relief until the pain subsides, following which the sports activity can be slowly resumed. The period of relief is usually quite short if the relief treatment is started soon after the onset of the symptoms. The following rehabilitation program will cover the needs for the vast majority of children with Osgood-Schlatter. Older teenagers involved in sports at a high level can advantageously use the rehabilitation program for adults.
Unlimited: Cycling with weak load. Swimming. Light running on a smooth surface.

(10 min)

Stand with support from the back of a chair or the wall. Using your hand, bend the knee and draw the foot up and your knee slightly backwards so that the muscles in the front of the thigh become increasingly stretched. Hold the position for 20 seconds and relax for 20 seconds before repeating. The exercise can also be done lying down. If you lie on your stomach you can draw the foot up by using a towel.

(5 min)

Stand with the elastic around the injured leg, facing away from the elastic. Move the leg forwards and slowly backwards. The elastic can be moved up and down the leg depending upon the strength of the knee – the stronger the knee, the lower the elastic should be.

Sit on a chair and lift the knee to a horizontal position. Hold for 1 minute, lower the leg to approx. 45 degrees for 30 seconds. Lower again to the starting position.

Sit on a chair with the injured leg on a stool or similar. Lift the leg above the stool with the foot flexed at a maximum, and hold the position for 10 seconds, followed by 10 seconds rest. The exercise should be repeated for approx. 3 minutes.

Stretching is carried out in the following way: stretch the muscle group for 3-5 seconds. Relax for 3-5 seconds. The muscle group should subsequently be stretched for 20 seconds. The muscle is allowed to be tender, but must not hurt. Relax for 20 seconds, after which the procedure can be repeated.

The time consumed for stretching, coordination and strength training can be altered depending on the training opportunities available and individual requirements.