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After running, I have pain on the inner part of my shins and I can barley walk. Sometimes the pain lessens, other times it feels unbarable. I have bow legs, are there any good ankle braces you recommend to prevent more pain while sprinting? I bought shoes

After running, I have pain on the inner part of my shins and I can barley walk. Sometimes the pain lessens, other times it feels unbarable. I have bow legs, are there any good ankle braces you recommend to prevent more pain while sprinting? I bought shoes

?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 arthritis. Some people benefit from heel wedges but not ankle braces when they have bowed legs. If this doesn't help, then I think he need an examination by an orthopedic doctor & XR. There could also be a knee cap tracking issue. ...Read more

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Bow Legs (Definition)

Bowed legs can occur as a familial history, no orthopedic issues or problems with walking, bearing weight. This also tends to straighten out in time as long bones ...Read more


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I m bow legged how can i fix it?

I m bow legged how can i fix it?

Most do not need-: -correction. If you are older it may be arthritis, younger you were born with it. More details are needed, age, interfering with activities or ADL's. If it's a cosmetic issue, no procedures are needed. ...Read more

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How could bow-legged be fixed/cured?

How could bow-legged be fixed/cured?

Often surgery: Bow-legs are a normal finding until around 18 months, and can correct as the child grows. After early childhood, the child should be evaluated for a medical condition such as vitamin d deficiency the problem is corrected surgically. The treatment requires fracturing and re-alignment of the bones. I have a patient whose bow-legs were corrected in adulthood at the time of knee teplacement surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a way to become bow-legged?

Is there a way to become bow-legged?

Genu varum: Arthritis is the most common cause for adults becoming "bow-legged" as they age. The medical term for this deformity is genu varum. ...Read more

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What causes someone to become bow legged?

Several Things: For young people with open growth plates, anything that damages or variably affects the growth plate can result in this problem. For adults, the most common problem is typically loss of the cartilage on the inside part of the knee...And eventually worsening erosive arthritis there with persistent mechanical overload. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises if I am bow legged?

Are there any exercises if I am bow legged?

Not really: This is the way you are. How bowed are you. We call this varus stance. Did you see a pediatric ortho when you were growing? Is this getting worse? At 35 you are done growing. There are no exercises, but you can watch carefully your shoes wear and make sure you have good shoes with no or minimal wear on outside of heal. Heal wedges or orthotics may be recommended if you see a foot and ankle ortho. ...Read more

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Im 19 and bow legged, can it be fixed?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What is knock kneed? What is bow legged?

Knock knees/bow legs: Genu valgum (knock knees) occurs when the apex of the knees points toward the midline. Genu varum (bow legs) occurs when the apex of the knees points away from the midline. ...Read more

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Can being minor bow legged make you walk funny?

Can being minor bow legged make you walk funny?

Need evaluation: Yes, being bow-legged can affect the way you walk. Any bone or joint in a less than optimal position can affect ones gait or stance. Suggest you seek evaluation by an orthopedist for a biomechanical examination. ...Read more

Dr. George Gantsoudes
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Genu Varum (Definition)

Genu varum is a clinical finding in which knees are bent outward. This is also called bow-legs and may ...Read more