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Bow Shaped 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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