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I have bow shaped legs please tell me how i get straight legs ?

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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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?

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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What are some of the symptoms of bow leg?

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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How long is the recovery time for bow leg correction?

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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Could you develop "bow leg" after fully becoming an adult?

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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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 ?

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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What is this circle shaped rash on the back of my leg?

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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Can your legs bow as you age?

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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What exercise can make my legs bow?

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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Is it normal for a child to have bow legs.

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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