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Bow Shaped Legs
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 moreGet your question answered live by a real doctor ›
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 moreGet your question answered live by a real doctor ›
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 moreGet your question answered live by a real doctor ›
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 moreGet your question answered live by a real doctor ›
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 moreGet your question answered live by a real doctor ›
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 moreGet your question answered live by a real doctor ›
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 moreGet your question answered live by a real doctor ›
I have a bow leg .Running long distance race 5-21km will have any bad effect on my leg ? Will it cause my leg to become more bow ?
Maybe: If you have bow legs you might develop medial (inner) knee joint arthritis in the long run, but in the short term your knees should not bow any more just by running. You only live once, if you love to run, run, but beware that you could have problems in the future. ...Read moreGet your question answered live by a real doctor ›
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