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Any Benefit From Knock Knees
Unfortunately not: Normal knee alignment spreads the forces of weightbearing evenly across both sides of the knee. Unfortunately, knock knees (aka valgus knees) and bowlegged knees (aka varus knees) overloads the lateral side (outside) and the medial side (inside), respectively. This overload can cause early wear of the cartilage as well as causing dysfunction of the patellofemoral joint (kneecap). ...Read more
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 cases with an osteotomy I realign the bones in a more favorable position. Often this is done gradually with external fixation to avoid nerve injury. ...Read more
Find the cause: At 45, you need to find the cause. If it's from collapsed arches, then orthotics may help. If it'f from arthritis, then potentially knee replacements may help realign them. If they are the way you have always been, and they aren't causing you problems, then leaving them alone may be the best option. ...Read more
Knock knees is -: -when the legs seem 2 look straight down 2 the knees, then the lower legs angle outward. ...Read more
Depends: If your knock knees are being caused to some degree by flat feet, then shoe arch support insoles may be helpful. Many people have flat feet and it doesn't bother them at all. Others have flat feet that cause their ankles to roll inwards (over pronation) and result in foot, ankle, knee, hip, or back pain.Consider seeing physical therapist.See http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001262.Htm. ...Read more
See an Orthopaedist: Many females have a mild to moderate "knock-knee" or valgus alignment at their knees. This may be due to the natural alignment of your knees- but may also be influenced by the development of your hips. An orthopaedic evaluation with x-rays is the best place to start to help identify if their is a true problem and recommend treatment to help. ...Read more
Deformity persists: Knock knees or genu valgum usually is only corrected in adolescence when growth plates are still open. Hemiepiphysiodesis is performed of the medial aspect of the distal femur and proximal tibia. This alters growth to straighten the legs. In adult the surgery for correction would be complicated and not necessarily resolve deformity. ````````````````````. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Cannot: May be able to unload joints using unloader braces. This will not permanantly correct the problem. Severe knock knees can lead to early arthritis. Surgical correction generally includes gradual correction with an external fixator. Acute correction can lead to nerve problems. In older adults with degenerative disease, knee arthroplasty is performed. ...Read more
No: You are done growing at that age so no nonsurgical treatments will change your bone and me alignment. The bigger question is are you having problems with it? There is a variation of normal among people in unless you're having problems I would not worry about it. If you are having difficulty you should seek an orthopedic surgeon and a major surgery would be required to realign your legs. This is usually not necessary. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on the cause...if you were born with knock knees typically surgery is not done to correct this, especially at this age. If arthritis is the cause, then depending on the severity, knee replacements can be done to correct this. I recommend you see an orthopedist or sports medicine doctor to determine the next step. ...Read more
No: There is no proven exercise regimen for this correction at this age. ...Read more
Yes: The technical term for knock knees is genuine valgum. Correction of the deformity will straighten the leg and make the vertical distance of your leg, therefore making you taller. The main exception to this is if your surgeon does a closing wedge osteotimy, then bone is removed from the leg and then height gain would be negligible. ...Read more
Doubtful: Unless you pronate rather severely it is doubtful.. ...Read more
Valgus deformity: Knock knees, or valgus deformity, is generally an inherited condition that cannot be corrected without major surgery. The surgery is generally not recommended to correct it for cosmetic reasons. People can help improve the function of their knees when they have this condition by doing some physical therapy. This can strengthen certain muscles that start in the hip and pelvis. ...Read more
Maybe: The expected pattern is for kids to be a little bow legged at 1-2, somewhat, knock need at 4 an d getting straighter by six or so. ...Read more
Can yoga fix knock knees? I've heard a lot that if you are committed to it and perform the right moves correctly, it can work. Mostly when it's mild.
No: Yogi will not have any benefit for knee deformities. ...Read more
See an orthopaedist: Specifically a pediatric orthopaedist. If the child's growth plates are still open, a small surgery called guided growth can help correct the patient during growth. If they are no longer growing, the only option to "fix" the problem is an osteotomy (cutting of the bones). ...Read more
Genu simply knee and valgus is the deformity that means the lower part (toward the ankle) is jutting to the outside. I believe that this is the more scientific name for "knock-knees".
The opposite deformity, genu varum, would be when the knees are bowed to the outside and one has the proverbial "can't catch a pig in a ditch" problem.
Both problems lead to uneven loading of the knee. ...Read more