Does your child complain of knee pain??

In children, there are two main types of knee pain, Osgood Schlatter disease (OSD) and Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease (SLJ).

Both conditions are responsible for producing knee pain in growing adolescents.

Osgood Schlatter disease (OSD) is an inflammation of the area just below the knee where the tendon from the kneecap attaches to the shinbone (tibia). Sinding Larsen Johansson syndrome (SLJ) is an inflammation if the bone at the bottom of kneecap (inferior pole of patella). Most commonly, these conditions occur during the growth spurts, when muscles, tendons, bones and other structures change rapidly. Physical activities put further stress on bones and muscles. Hence, the pain is typically aggravated when children are in weight bearing positions or performing physical activities



In order to diagnose your child with OSD or SLJ syndrome, your experienced Physiotherapist at Ellenbrook physiotherapy clinic will perform a thorough assessment.


The management of both OSD disease and SLJ syndrome are very similar with the emphasis on offloading the joints and muscles. Both OSD and SLJ are self limiting conditions, which mean your child is still able to be physically active, at a reduced level, as long as symptoms are managed.  Your Physiotherapist will also provide your child with a thorough exercise regime in order to return them to their pre injury status.

Please feel free to call us on 9297 1188 for further information or book your appointment.

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Rajneet Kaur


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