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Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
35 years in practice
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I have bow shaped legs please tell me how i get straight legs ?

Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
35 years in practice
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I have bow shaped legs please tell me how i get straight legs ?

An orthopedic: doctor specializes in what you mention. Your family doc can refer you to one if he/she feels it is warranted. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Amir Khan
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
22 years in practice
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I'm 29 i weigh around 73kg i hv noticed that my legs have started becoming bow shaped why is it so my lower legs seem to be weak too?

Dr. Amir Khan
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
22 years in practice
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I'm 29 i weigh around 73kg i hv noticed that my legs have started becoming bow shaped why is it so my lower legs seem to be weak too?

See below: Either you are genetically destined to be bow legged or increasing wear along the inside of the knee with time is causing you to become bow-legged. Rarely a disease process could contibute to bowing of the legs. Getting in shape will help with weakness.See an orthopedist for clarity in diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Board Certified, Family Medicine
38 years in practice
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What are some of the symptoms of bow leg?

Dr. Danny Proffitt
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What are some of the symptoms of bow leg?

Usually none: Bow leggedness is usually asymptomatic. I cannot recall every having someone complain of any symptoms related to bowed legs. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Leland
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
26 years in practice
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How long is the recovery time for bow leg correction?

Dr. Robert Leland
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
26 years in practice
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How long is the recovery time for bow leg correction?

Does it hurt?: Bow legs vary in cause (idiopathic, rickets, etc) severity, and symptoms. If significant and symptommatic, corrective osteotomies performed by an orthopaedic surgeon can be considered. Recovery time varies with severity, technique, etc. Ask your surgeon for details. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
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Could you develop "bow leg" after fully becoming an adult?

Dr. Tariq Niazi
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
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Could you develop "bow leg" after fully becoming an adult?

Yes: Yes, in following situations: 1: a fracture healing with malunion (with a deformity); fx could be from injury, bone cyst/tumor, vit d deficiency; 2: any joint problem like arthritis, and this could be from a number of causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
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I'm 25 I have a bow leg an I really want to do surgery but am afraid after surgery it will affects me in the future what's your advice ?

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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I'm 25 I have a bow leg an I really want to do surgery but am afraid after surgery it will affects me in the future what's your advice ?

Should improve: Surgery to straighten your leg should, obviously, have a good effect on your future, not a bad one. All surgeries have potential risks - for this type surgery, infection, failure of bone healing, and failure of desired alignment are just 3 possible risks - but if no complications occur then you should have improvement after surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Felecia Sumner
Board Certified, Family Medicine
5 years in practice
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What is this circle shaped rash on the back of my leg?

Dr. Felecia Sumner
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What is this circle shaped rash on the back of my leg?

Difficult to tell: It is tough to tell what this rash could be due to, just based on your general description. The possibilities may include ringworm, psoriasis, eczema, lyme disease, etc. You should have your primary doctor or dermatologist actually take a look to better determine the diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Bluman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
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Can your legs bow as you age?

Dr. Eric Bluman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
18 years in practice
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Can your legs bow as you age?

Yes...: Your legs can bow as you age. One of the most common reasons this occurs is knee arthritis. A common form of knee arthritis causes the cartilage to wear more on the inside than on the outside and may result in bow legs. I would seek the attention of on orthopedic surgeon. One in your area can be found at aaos.Org. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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What exercise can make my legs bow?

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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See below: None. Your legs may bow because that is the way they are designed. The medical term is called genuine varum and may be just the way you legs developed but there are a few other issues that should be ruled out. See you doctor to rule out blount's disease especially if this is worsening. ...Read more

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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Is it normal for a child to have bow legs.

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is it normal for a child to have bow legs.

Yes: Once pathological conditions such as blount's disease or rickets have been ruled out, some bowing of the legs is normal in toddlers. ...Read more

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