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Jumper's Knee

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

Dr. Larry Benson is treating Osgood Schlatters Syndrome, also known as jumper's knee.

This problem stems from breaking a bone in childhood or adolescence.

This causes pain and inflammation at the anterior knee.  It is typically caused by repetitive running or jumping during a growth phase.

Anti-inflammatory meds can help, but do not help much over long periods of time. It may take 6 months to a year for symptoms to completely resolve.

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