A 24-year-old member asked:
could you improve/totally get rid of bow legs?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: In adults, bowlegs are usually due to arthritis and can only be corrected surgicially. In children, there are nutritional and developmental defects that can sometimes be corrected with nutrition or bracing.
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Podiatry 41 years experience
No: At the age of 26 only surgery will help.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Is there a way to cure or prevent ' bow' legs?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatrics
Age related: In children under two, almost all are bow legged to some degree and they outgrow it by 2-3 years of age. An adult who is bow legged from childhood...Don' know what can
be done non surgically..
Rickets is a well know cause of bow legs and is a result f vitamin d and calcium so taking vit d from birth and eaiing a balanced diet and playing outside in the sun for 15-20 min a day without sunscreen.
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Last updated Feb 9, 2016
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