Author Archives: Dr Phatho Cele - Sports Physician

Understanding Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood Schlatters

Osgood Schlatter disease is probably the most common cause of knee pain in active children between the ages of 9 -16 years. It is one of several conditions known as osteochodrosis which are caused by repeated overuse in the growing skeleton. What is it? Osgood Schlatter disease is caused by repeated pull (traction) of the […]

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Understanding Sever’s Disease (Heel pain in growing athletes)

Sever's Disease

Severs disease is the most common cause of heel pain in the growing athlete. If your child has ever suffered from this, you will know how uncomfortable and frustrating this condition is when all your child wants to do is get on with their sport! What is it? The medical name for Sever’s disease is […]

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The anaemic athlete


If exercise is meant to make you healthier, why are some athletes at higher risk of becoming anaemic? In this article, we talk you through the causes of anaemia in the athlete, and how to make sure this problem doesn’t affect you or your kids in your quest to good health! Anaemia refers to abnormally […]

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