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Knock knees treatment adults

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Rarely necessary: Knock-knees is also called genu valgus. Although this can be a contributing factor in some knee and other lower extremity conditions, it rarely requir... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 32 years experience
Do they hurt?: "knock knees" or genu valgum usually stems from your anatomic built which can only be changed with osteotomies (breaking and realigning bones), reserv... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Depends on age: If very young, sometimes leg braces will help. If older the only alternative would be surgery if you are haveing problems.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 33 years experience
Usually foot support: If you have fatigue or pain, and you are already wearing appropriate shoes, foot supports (orthoses) can be helpful in reducing abnormal flattening of... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Depends on symptoms: If it's an adult, this is not pathological unless it is cause by arthritic wear down of the knee. In this case it is treated with knee replacement su... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Biomechanics : Your problem is one of alignment or lack of proper alignment. These are considered “overuse injuries” . I would visit a podiatrist or a Physical t... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy Farmer
General Surgery 31 years experience
Talk to orthopedics: You should really talk to your orthopedic surgeon about this. Find an Orthopod you trust, i would even get a second opinion if I was still uncomforta... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Unfortunately not: Normal knee alignment spreads the forces of weightbearing evenly across both sides of the knee. Unfortunately, knock knees (aka valgus knees) and bowl... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Usually nothing: However it depends on severity. Severe knock knees can lead to early arthritis due to overload of one side of the joint. It may be treated in these ca... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 31 years experience
Knock knee: or genu Valgum can be treated with exercises and PT, if it needs to be treated at all. Sometimes its familial and requires no treatment
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Surgery: Surgery will correct knock knees but is not needed very often. Depends upon symptoms and previous failed treatment. See your orthopedist for an eval... Read More
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