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Osgood-Schlatter Disease

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
  • Tenderness


  • Rest and decreased activity
  • Ice compresses
  • Ibuprofen or acetaminophen
  • A brace or cast in rare cases