How to tape osgood schlatter

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Osgood Schlatter’s is an inflammation of the tuberosity of the tibia, which is present during growth. In Osgood Schlatter, pain occurs just below the knee at the attachment of the thigh muscle to the shin bone. This area is irritated, overburdened and a small lump can be felt. Osgood Schlatter is caused by overburdening. This complaint often occurs in children (boys) between 9 and 16 years of age, who are growing and play a lot of sports. The pain is especially noticeable during or after an activity and is localised under the kneecap.

Osgood Schlatter’s is a troublesome condition for which it is often advised to rest and to avoid prolonged, intensive sports (running, jumping, sprinting and cycling). It is a persistent injury which can last from a few months to two years.

Symptoms in Osgood Schlatter:

  • Painful lump at the front, just below the knee.
  • Symptoms worsen during and after sport.
  • Can occur in one knee or both knees at the same time.
  • Knee can be swollen.

Instruction video: Taping for Osgood Schlatter

How to tape Osgood Schlatter

Within the kinesiology taping Concept, there is a taping application that can be applied by the therapist in the case of Osgood Schlatter, which provides immediate pain relief. Taping the knee makes it possible for the child to continue practising sport and cycling. kinesiology taping with CureTape provides pain relief, moisture dispersal and faster recovery.

  1. Cut a 5 cm strip of tape lengthwise in half.
  2. Cut this tape into 4 I-strips of 2.5 cm or get the pre-cut 2.5cm rolls of CureTape
  3. Have the patient sit with his or her knees bent.
  4. Apply a cross to the place of pain according to the ligament technique. Pay attention that there is no stretching on the anchors.
Christina peter

Christina’s advice when taping your knee

When taping your knee, it’s crucial to choose a tape that provides strong adhesion and support. That’s why I recommend CureTape kinesiology tape. For regular use, CureTape Classic or Art is ideal. However, if you’re using your hands a lot on a daily basis, opt for the extra sticky CureTape Sports variant!

Christina Peter, Sports Physiotherapist and Tape Instructor for CureTape since 2003

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Please note that the indicated tape applications and information on our website about the possibilities with kinesiology tape have not yet been scientifically proven. The statements and examples mentioned are based on long-term experiences of patients and trained therapists.Contraindications not to tape: pregnancy, open wounds, broken bones, unexplained complaints, allergies and skin diseases, use of medication such as blood thinners, thrombosis and fever. Always apply tape in consultation with a specialist.

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