The bump on the upper part of the shinbone and just below the knee, called the anterior tibial tubercle, can sometimes become swollen due to injury or repeated overuse. Osgood-Schlatter disease occurs when this happens before the knee area finishes growing. It typically goes away on its own once the child stops growing.
- Swelling over the bump
- Leg or knee pain – worse when running, jumping and climbing stairs
- Rest and decreased activity
- Ice compresses
- Ibuprofen or acetaminophen
- A brace or cast in rare cases