Osgood-Schlatter disease is a common cause of knee pain in growing adolescents. It is an inflammation of the area just below the knee where the tendon from the kneecap (patellar tendon) attaches to the shinbone (tibia).
Osgood-Schlatter disease most often occurs during growth spurts, when bones, muscles, tendons, and other structures are changing rapidly. Because physical activity puts additional stress on bones and muscles, children who participate in athletics — especially running and jumping sports - are at an increased risk for this condition. However, less active adolescents may also experience this problem. This disease targets the growth plate in adolescents. These growth plates as a child are soft and can be prone to inflammation as the tendons are pulled by an active child involved in physical activity such as youth sports.
When diagnosed besides undergoing stretching and strengthening muscles wearing a Full Knee Compression Band can provide the support to help diminish the pain associated with this affliction. Since the Full Knee Compression Band from Boundr is easily adjustable, you can provide as little or as much compression as your child needs to get the tendons compressed to help reduce the discomfort levels. This type of Full Knee Compression band can be worn as your child undergoes the various stretching and pulling exercises for Osgood-Schlatter disease that are prescribed by your physician.
A Full Knee Compression Band by Boundr can be adjusted easily by re-aligning the material so you can make it as loose or as tight as need be in order to get the amount of compression your looking for. The material is also washing machine safe and will wick away any moisture produced while wearing it because of its proprietary material makeup.
The Boundr Full Knee Band is ideal for those looking to maintain an active lifestyle while obtaining additional support and comfort for the knee.