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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

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
24 years experience Anesthesiology
Unlikely: Your legs will be the same. Strenuous exersize eventually will affect your joints.
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Dr. Rosana Millos
23 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
28 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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 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
15 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Can Be: But we do not know the mechanism for which this happens.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: Bow legs are often seen as a transitional finding when kids first start to walk, followed by a knock kneed phase between 3 & 5 and a straightening by ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayyara Dawood
30 years experience Pediatrics
Age, cause,severity: If severe deformity is present and there is an associated bony cause, may need surgery. If you are concerned, it is best to check with an orthopedics ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
17 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
See your doctor: See your regular doctor and ask if you might have bowed legs that can be caused by physiologic genu varum (self-correcting with age/growth in childre ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: Bow legs are often seen as a transitional finding when kids first start to walk, followed by a knock kneed phase between 3 & 5 and a straightening by ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jean Wagner
23 years experience Pediatrics
See a doctor. : Would recommend to see an orthopedic surgeon for a consultation
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