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Doctor insights on: Exercises To Strengthen The Knee For Bowed Legs

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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

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 grow. ...Read more


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Hey, yeah, I'm 25 and have bow legs and hip probs. I have hyperextended knees and that's giving me pain at the moment. One leg is more bowed than the other, so one leg is longer. I'm so over it, what do I do?

Hey, yeah, I'm 25 and have bow legs and hip probs. I have hyperextended knees and that's giving me pain at the moment. One leg is more bowed than the other, so one leg is longer. I'm so over it, what do I do?

Leg/Hip problems: Hello. It sounds like you are having pain because your ankles, knees and now hips are not properly aligned. This stresses the surrounding tendons and ligaments. The leg length difference may be due to scoliosis. You should definitely see an Orthopedist who will determine why you have this problem and most likely will prescribe orthotics to insert in your shoes. This will provide more comfort. ...Read more

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What percentage of people in america have bow legs, knock knees, or back knees?

Not sure: I don't think anyone can give you anything other than a guess, as no one keeps track of that information. ...Read more

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Can surgery straighten my bow legs. I have already had surgery on both my knees. One leg is bowing worse than the other.?

Yes: Bow legs could be corrected by surgery better results when corrected young, could be done on adults also, usually they will have established arthritis, even severely damaged joints. ...Read more

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Hello, sir I have inherited bow legs and diff between both knees is 3 inches, do it cause any effect on height if yes should I go for surgery?

Hello, sir I have inherited bow legs and diff between both knees is 3 inches, do it cause any effect on height if yes should I go for surgery?

Bow legs & height: As you grow, yes, bow legs can cause you challenges with height. When you approach the age where your growth plates close and fuse, you would have reached your adult height, of which timing varies. Reasons for surgery should include persistent pain from walking or severe limitations because of the bow legs. Surgery for height, may not be beneficial and expose you to unnecessary surgical risks. ...Read more

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Are bow legs and "knock" knees genetic or just the result of poor dietary habits?

Are bow legs and "knock" knees genetic or just the result of poor dietary habits?

They could be normal: Most children are born bowlegged and remain that way until about age two or three. At that point, they develop the knock kneed configuration, which persists until about age six. Bowleg can be caused by rickets blount's disease, trauma a fracture healing incorrectly, and genetic bone growth abnormalities.Knock knees usually develops as part of normal growth, but it may also be due to a disease ...Read more

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I'm 25 and have bow legs, I have hip problems, and for the last month the back of my knees feel really tight and hurts. Should I tell my dr?

I'm 25 and have bow legs, I have hip problems, and for the last month the back of my knees feel really tight and hurts. Should I tell my dr?

See a doctor: This sounds like you should see a doctor. It is hard to tell what is happening without an exam so I would recommend that you see your primary doctor or even an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and have bow legs, I've recently been getting a lot of pain in my knees, should I see a doctor? Is surgery needed to cure this?

I'm 17 and have bow legs, I've recently been getting a lot of pain in my knees, should I see a doctor? Is surgery needed to cure this?

See a doctor: You should see a doctor, get standing full length hip to ankle xrays of your knees and get a detailed history and physical examination. There is a large variation of alignment in the human populaiton, but if the malalignment is severe, it could lead to wear of the medial compartment of your knee. So, get checked out. ...Read more

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I have bow legs and my fibular sticks out a lot on the side of my leg. Is this normal and can I still squat heavy weights despite this?

I have bow legs and my fibular sticks out a lot on the side of my leg. Is this normal and can I still squat heavy weights despite this?

Probably: Hard to say for sure without knowing the severity of your bowleg issue. But you can do the weight lifting. If you start to have knee pain and problems then see an orthopedic doc. Don't squat excessive weight amounts. Hopefully you are being supervised by an athletic trainer. ...Read more

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I am age 65, have, knee arthritis, bow legs-treatment?, ? Prognosis long term affects. Thank you.

I am age 65, have, knee arthritis, bow legs-treatment?, ? Prognosis long term affects. Thank you.

Lots of hope: An orthopedic doc can take a look and offer a way to help you. Many of us get osteoarthritis as me "mature" simply from the long-standing use of our joints. Lots of possibilities for treatment. The very best to you. ...Read more

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What leg strengthening exercises are the best for knee strengthening?

What leg strengthening exercises are the best for knee strengthening?

Terminal extension: The last 30-40 degrees of extension strengthening are the safest on the knee.
Leg presses, squats, knee extension exercises that focus on the last 30-40 degrees of motion can create good strength and mass without stressing the knee cap or meniscus significantly. Lunges put high stresses on the knee. ...Read more

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Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Manage OA: Using an exercise bike is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis. Your knee will tell you if you've had enough. Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike, swimming). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. ...Read more

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What exercises strengthen the acl, MCL and PCL in knee?

What exercises strengthen the acl, MCL and PCL in knee?

Check out this paper: This is a great paper - but it might be hard for you to download it

"A training program to improve neuromuscular and performance indices in female high school soccer players."

Noyes FR1, Barber-Westin SD, Tutalo Smith ST, Campbell T.

J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Feb;27 (2):340-51

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/22465985 ...Read more

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At home exercise to strengthen knee after patellar dislocation?

At home exercise to strengthen knee after patellar dislocation?

SLR's: Straight leg raises w/ a 1 or 2 lb. Ankle wt. On a daily basis (start w/ 25 and buld up to 100 per day).Lay flat on back, bend good knee to 90 degrees;.Then bring ankle back on weak leg (tightening hamstring group) then tighten quads and pick up leg and hold a foot or so off floor or couch and hold for a count of 10.Then let down relax both muscle groups and then repeat. Look up diagram of exercise. ...Read more