How to regain the strength of my knees?

Q. Please give some advise to regain the strength of my knees.

Answered by
Dr. Srikanth. N
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 26, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jul 26, 2023

Hi doctor,

I am an 18-year-old. I have a little problem that affects my daily hobbies. I play basketball and play in such a way that I am constantly running and jumping at maximum effort each time. When I was a little bit younger, I had a pretty bad case of Osgood-Schlatter disease. It was from constant running and jumping because I have always wanted to jump high ever since I was like 8. Now the problem is, I cannot jump and run without starting to hurt or mainly feeling very low on explosiveness. I stretch very well and I exercise my legs very often. I just wanted to know if there was any advice for regaining the strength back in my knees.



Welcome to

From the description, your symptoms are as similar to Osgood-Schlatter disease. This problem is usually seen in the active adolescent age group, mostly affected region are the places where your tendons and bone come together. In your case, the growing tibial tuberosity and the patellar tendon. It is a self-limiting problem. In most of the cases, when the growth plate gets fused the pain will reduce that is after the completion of the adolescent period. The treatment in case of acute pain use the cold packs and analgesics with rest.Once your pain is completely reduced, then slowly start on strengthening exercises such as the quadriceps and hamstring strengthening exercises. With the help of these exercises you can regain your strength back in your knees.

Thank you.

The Probable causes:

Strenuous activities.

Investigations to be done:

X-ray would be helpful if not improved with conservative management.

Differential diagnosis:

Infrapatellar bursitis.

Preventive measures:

Avoid jumping and running when acute pain is present.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
I have dry eyes, eye strain and stinging due to constant computer use. What should I do?

Apply cold compresses ... Also, you had mentioned cold compress for eyes, but my doctor suggested me a hot compress ... Treatment of meibomitis includes warm   Read full

How to reduce the pain due to ankle sprain?

.. message finds you in good health. I have gone through your complaints and understand your concern. I generally see many cases like this in my clinic. I give them a splint, rest, analgesics, anti-inflammatory tablets and ice pack till the swelling redu   Read full

I have sharp pain in my ribs when I am breathing. How can I get relieved?

.. like you have muscle spasm or strain. You can use over-the-counter Motrin 600 mg (Ibuprofen) twice or thrice a day with the meal for two to three days and there are topical analgesics available for the gentle massage.   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

PCOS and Liver Problems
The hormonal imbalances in polycystic ovary syndrome could cause liver diseases. Read the article to know the relationship between these medical conditions.  Read more»
Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lateralization Technique
The inferior alveolar nerve lateralization technique is a surgical lateralization technique to reposition the nerve. Read the article to know more about this.  Read more»
COVID-19 and Ebola: Similarities and Differences
This article gives a comparison and broader overview of the outbreak of the two deadliest diseases that showed a greater incidence over the last two decades.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Orthopaedician & Traumatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.