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Can braces for bow legs actually work?

Can braces for bow legs actually work?

Yes: This had to be done at the right age and as soon as there is a correct diagnosis a by someone skilled in this type of treatment and who agrees that braces are the proper thing to do. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Do braces for bow legs actually help?

Do braces for bow legs actually help?

For kids yes: They work for growing kids not adults. ...Read more

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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

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I'm 19 & have bow legs. Is there any way to correct/better them non-surgically. e.g. brace or specific exercises? If not, what would surgery entail?

I'm 19 & have bow legs. Is there any way to correct/better them non-surgically. e.g. brace or specific exercises? If not, what would surgery entail?

No: Braces are helpful only for children who still have growth left; in adults, offloading braces can help with the symptoms but do not correct the deformity itself. The surgery involves breaking your leg and placing it in aore corrected position and then holding it in that position with usually plates and screws for approximately 8 weeks until the leg heals in the corrected position. ...Read more

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Is there a brace for bow leg adult?

Yes.: If the problem is arthritis, there is a brace that can be very helpful. It's called an Unloader Brace, made by many manufacturers. Ask your orthopedic doctor about it. ...Read more

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What type of brace is used for bow leg?

What type of brace is used for bow leg?

Medial Unloader: A Valgus producing medial joint unloading brace is often tried to decrease compression load across the medial (inside) aspect of a varus (bowlegged) knee. These braces work best to dynamically unload medial aspect of knee while ambulating or walking. ...Read more

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I m 23 and i have bow legs and i don't want to do make any surgery . I m seeking physical exercise ...can it work?

I m 23 and i have bow legs and i don't want to do make any surgery . I m seeking physical exercise ...can it work?

Hard to say: Depends on a lot of things, if your muscles can overpower the joint deformity without causing pain, also if your growth plates have closed or not. Either way, never hurts to try. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I think i have bowed legs and im almost 17, do I need to get braces on my legs and does bowed legs affect my height or affect my growth.

Hi, I think i have bowed legs and im almost 17, do I need to get braces on my legs and does bowed legs affect my height or affect my growth.

Bowed legs: Hello JunedA, I like your question. Bowed legs in adolescents is commonly due to being overweight. But can also be caused by vitamin D deficiency, trauma, or kidney disease. Because you're 17, you're almost done growing anyway but I think going to a local doctor to be evaluated for vitamin deficiencies and other causes would be a great way for you to start your healthy adulthood. Good luck :) ...Read more

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Can knee braces straighten bowed legs in adults?

Can knee braces straighten bowed legs in adults?

Not likley: 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. See an orthopedist for clarity in diagnosis. Unloader braces can be helpful with pain and function but cannot straighten an adult bowed knee. ...Read more

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How do I cure bow legs?

How do I cure bow legs?

Tibial Osteotomy: A proximal tibial osteotomy is the classic surgical way to straighten bowed legs in clinically indicated. Speak with your orthopaedic surgeon, we currently use a plastic (peek) implant that is flush with your bone (no prominent plate or screws) to secure the bony cut made to straighten the leg. You wear a brace for 6 weeks with crutches until minimal pain requiring no narcotics (ave day 10). ...Read more

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Why does my baby have bow legs?

Why does my baby have bow legs?

Normal: All newborns have bowlegs-- that's the shape babies have to fit in the womb. They get less bowed as babies bear weight and walk. ...Read more

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What can be done for bow legs?

CONSULT ORTHOPOEDIST: I would recommend you seek a consultation with a local, respected orthopoedic surgeon. He or she, after a thorough evaluation and definition of the causes of your deformity, can make appropriate recommendations. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you straighten bow legs?

Depends: Some now do not want their bow legs treated. See the si picture of earl campbell, running back of texas. Bow legged? Fast! Sometimes not acceptable in females (?) but not treated as often as in the past. If found early in age, splints can be used. I would be cautious and seek opinion of pediatric orthopedist and consider second opinion. ...Read more

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Any exercises to correct bow legs?

No.: The bowing can come from a deformity of the bones (femur and/or tibia) or collapse (arthritis) of the knee. If the bowing is getting worse you should be evaluated by a physician. At age 42 your bones are formed and exercises won't change their shape. ...Read more

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Could bow legs make a person disabled?

No! It is sometimes-: -troublesome but you had it all your life & adapt. As a prior mpls area disability expert 4 SSI/DISABILITY.covering the entire area from Duluth-Minneapolis-rochester-St Cloud-Eau Claire-Mankato. I have been the medical expert for about 10 yrs. I quit when they wend digital, & I am a paper in hand guy. ...Read more

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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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Which exercises should I do to fix bow legs?

Which exercises should I do to fix bow legs?

None: If you're talking about a baby, then bowed legs often straighten themselves out. If you're talking toddler at or around age two, then you need an evaluation from a pediatric orthopedist. If you're asking about an adult, then the answer is still none. The shape of your legs is the shape of your legs. But exercise is still a good idea. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bow legs?

Bowed legs: 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 grow. No treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure or prevent ' bow' legs?

Is there a way to cure or prevent ' bow' legs?

Age related: In children under two, almost all are bow-legged to some degree and they outgrow it by 2-3 years of age. An adult who is bow-legged from childhood... Don' know what can be done non surgically.
Rickets is a well know cause of bow legs and is a result f vitamin d and calcium so taking vit d from birth and eaiing a balanced diet and playing outside in the sun for 15-20 min a day without sunscreen. ...Read more

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Could the surgery to fix bow legs make you shorter?

Could the surgery to fix bow legs make you shorter?

Depends on age: For children with severe genu varum (bow-legged) that require surgery that might happen if the growth plate is involved. For adults, it is unlikely to make you shorter. ...Read more

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I was wondering if you perform correction surgery for bow legs?

I don't : But there is a procedure and it would be done by an orthopedist. You might want to find one that specializes in this field... ...Read more

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I have bow legs, is it a genetic?

I have bow legs, is it a genetic?

It can be: Bowed legs can be genetic or developmental.... Older patients with arthritis will also develop bowed legs. The treatment depends on the cause and severity. As a young person, bowed legs will predispose you to develop arthritis at a young age. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for bow legs?

Depends: It depends on the cause of bowed legs. Some people have a natural curve that creats that impression, but functionally they do very well and that is not easily noticeable. In that case, no correction needed. On the other hand, if there is any existing hip, knee or ankle issue, it must be corrected to prevent the progression and cure the problem. ...Read more

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Could you improve/totally get rid of bow legs?

Could you improve/totally get rid of bow legs?

Yes: In adults, bowlegs are usually due to arthritis and can only be corrected surgicially. In children, there are nutritional and developmental defects that can sometimes be corrected with nutrition or bracing. ...Read more

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What are the treatments avaialble or bow legs?

What are the treatments avaialble or bow legs?

Depends on age cause: Bowlegs or genu varum or blount'sdisease is due abnormal underdevelopment or dysplasia causes bow like appearance of legs. Seen in rickets (vit d def), lead and fluorides, in young age braces, after puberty corrective surgery done some times. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of bow legs in age of 20?

Dep on Deformity/Sx: While physiologic alignment is typically 7.2ยบ valgus, many individuals have varus alignment (bow legs). If the treatment is subtle and there are no symptoms and no change on plain filims, the treatment is expectant. Otherwise, depending on the degree of deformity and symptoms treatment is initially conservative with medication/braces/therapy. Surgical correction by osteotomy is rarely indicated. ...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