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Ayurveda Curing Bow Legs
Ayurveda programs follow the ancient Hindu science of medicine, and offer a holistic approach to health with the goal to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The programs focus on the three basic energy types (doshas) found in every person, and work ...Read more
Depends on your age: Bow legs and in-turning feet are common in toddlers, worst at about age 2. Then progression to knock-knees happens, worst about age 7. The average adult has a few (5-7) degrees of knock-knee. Milder persistent bow-legs are left alone. If you have bow-legs when you quit growing, the it is permanent, short of surgical correction. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
22 y.o female, bow legged from knees down, have knee problems and am curious about treatment options to correct the bow leggedness.
Orthopedic referral: Determine why your legs are bowed and then review treatment options. I have a feeling surgical treatment might be the answer and would have been better done when you were still growing. Review your options and all the best. ...Read more
Alternative: This is an alternative type (hindu) treatment system which is not generally accepted by the medical community. I doubt that you will find that answer here, but who knows? You might. I would recommend you "google" the term. ...Read more
Yes: Usually an osteotomy at your age is geared toward straightening out a deformity that is contributing to progressive arthritis on one side of the knee. The most common deformity is a bowed leg, also called genu varum. In 60% of patients at 10 years after the procedure, the knee is still feeling good enough to avoid knee replacement. ...Read more
Yes, but: Usually surgery would be required. If you have had bowed legs since childhood, then it would require substantial surgery to reshape the legs. If the bowed legs have developed in adulthood, then it may be related to your knees, in which case knee surgery may work. Although bowed legs can be cosmetically displeasing, most orthopedists would not advise surgery unless they are affecting your function. ...Read more
See vein specialist: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, often there is: Varicose veins are most often the result of a genetic condition referred to as venous reflux disease orvenous insufficiency. This typically involves a superficial vein in the leg called the saphenous vein. There is often a cure for the disease by doing a procedure to "close" the abnormal saphenous vein. This typically fixes the condition permanently. See a board-certified vascular surgeon. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Alignment issue: You cannot cure genu valgum with exercises. This is an alignment issue. Some people, however, have increasing genu valgum over time. This is typically a result of progressive arthritis in the outer half of their knees with possible stretching on the medial (inner) collateral ligament. ...Read more
If he/she has bowed legs does person grow taller like 6 foot? does bowleg (genu varum) affect height? or height just depend on genetics?
Depends: Katherine, It depends on the cause of the bowed legs. Some genetic conditions which cause bowed legs, can affect height. Many times however bowed legs are present at certain stages of growth and may correct with growth. It also depends on the age of the patient. If bowing of the legs is present, evaluation by an doctor is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Look for cause: In many cases, RLS is being driven by an underlying disease, such as neuropathy or iron deficiency, and treating this disease can eliminate the leg symptoms. Barring this, there are medications that can suppress the symptoms of RLS and restore proper sleep. Ask a neurologist for more details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Peripheral neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more