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Can bow legs run in the family

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
No: It usually is due to childhood problems or osteoarthritis later in life. Sometimes it is due to traumatic injury.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes: There is a familial tendency for bow legs.

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. jeffrey Trantalis, dpm
Podiatry 42 years experience
A sport like running is a repetitive sport. Taking the same step after step for miles. Biomechanics, how anatomy functions, is very important along wi... Read More
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
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Unlikely: Your legs will be the same. Strenuous exersize eventually will affect your joints.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
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
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: Asuming the surgery was done correctly you should be able to do all the sports from before.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandra Ianculescu
General Practice 15 years experience
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
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
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 member asked:
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
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.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Depends: Some now do not want their bow legs treated. See the si picture of earl campbell, running back of texas. Bow legged? Fast! sometimes not acceptabl... Read More