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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
An orthopedic: doctor specializes in what you mention. Your family doc can refer you to one if he/she feels it is warranted. Peace and good health.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
27 years experience Sports Medicine
See below: Either you are genetically destined to be bow legged or increasing wear along the inside of the knee with time is causing you to become bow-legged. Ra ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Absolutely: Legs can progressively bow due to degeneration. At the the knees, we call this genu varus or varus misalignment. It is often associated with arthritis ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Bluman
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes...: Your legs can bow as you age. One of the most common reasons this occurs is knee arthritis. A common form of knee arthritis causes the cartilage to we ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below: None. Your legs may bow because that is the way they are designed. The medical term is called genuine varum and may be just the way you legs develop ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
10 years experience Family Medicine
Difficult to tell: It is tough to tell what this rash could be due to, just based on your general description. The possibilities may include ringworm, psoriasis, eczema, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Photos needed: Impossible to say what they might be without a good look. Do a virtual consult with photos.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Usually none: Bow leggedness is usually asymptomatic. I cannot recall every having someone complain of any symptoms related to bowed legs.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
3-4 month: I assume you talking about surgical correction. If you are talking about non surgical correction some times it takes years with bracing.
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Cartilage wear: Bow leggedness or the varus knee can develop in adulthood if the cartilage on the inside of the knee wears down faster than the outside of the knee. ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Leg issues: This really should be assessed in person. The cause of bowing needs to be assessed. Can't tell you how to proceed without an evaluation.

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