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can bow legs run in the family

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: It usually is due to childhood problems or osteoarthritis later in life. Sometimes it is due to traumatic injury.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: There is a familial tendency for bow legs.

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A female asked:
Dr. Edwin Peak
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
?shin splints: You may have shin splints from running too often. Try a day of rest in between runs. Stretch more often. Anti-inflammatories. You could have knee a ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Unlikely: Your legs will be the same. Strenuous exersize eventually will affect your joints.
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Dr. Rosana Millos
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: If you have bow legs you might develop medial (inner) knee joint arthritis in the long run, but in the short term your knees should not bow any more j ... Read More
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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It will not become more bowed. You have learned to compensate by now. If it isn't hurting there or somewhere else from compensation during training ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Genu Varum: Bowing of the legs is usually a developmental positioning of the knees of unknown origin. It can be associated with diseases that effect bones such a ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Asuming the surgery was done correctly you should be able to do all the sports from before.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See PMR doc: Your description of range is a bit confusing. See a PMR doc, or orthopoedist for a proper eval, which may include x rays; then a workable treatment p ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandra Ianculescu
14 years experience General Practice
Yes: Every runner has their own form, and the shape of your legs will certainly affect your form. Although you may not technically be as "efficient" a runn ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tibial Osteotomy: A proximal tibial osteotomy is the classic surgical way to straighten bowed legs in clinically indicated. Speak with your orthopaedic surgeon, we curr ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Kids yes- adults not really.
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
26 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: All newborns have bowlegs-- that's the shape babies have to fit in the womb. They get less bowed as babies bear weight and walk.
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