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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Bow Legs

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What are home remedies to treating bow legs?

What are home remedies to treating bow legs?

None: None. Short of surgery, no real cure for adults.Babies tend to grow out of this. ...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


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

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

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I am 18 , having slight bow legs , i don't know what is the reason of it, never had it when i was young , began to notice it last year, any treatment ?

I am 18 , having slight bow legs , i don't know what is the reason of it, never had it when i was young , began to notice it last year, any treatment ?

Bow legs: The alignment of your knees is how your skelton formed as you developed. In order to change the alignment of the bones you would need an osteotomy where the bone is cut and a plate & screws or other device is used to hold the new alignment until it heals in about 8 wks. Unless you have knee pain from your alignment it may not be for you. ...Read more

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I was born with bow legs. As a child i was treated with special boots. I still have 2 asymetric ugly legs. Is there any treatment? I'm 45 years old

I was born with bow legs. As a child i was treated with special boots. I still have 2 asymetric ugly legs. Is there any treatment? I'm 45 years old

Be careful: There are always people who will offer you treatment in exchange for your money. The question is whether you will benefit more or they will benefit more. If you wish to consider options see a university orthopedist and reasearch any answers you are given. Go cautiously. You can end up worse. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old and I have bow legs . Could they be cured at home without surgery ?

Hmm: Minor degree of bowed legs is not a problem but if it is bigger and bothers you then breaking the bones and restraightening can be done. At age 16 you have stopped growing so bracing and remodeling wont work. ...Read more

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Are bow legs permanent?

Are bow legs permanent?

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 more

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Is bow legs hereditary?

Possible but....: There are many causes that should be investigated. An orthopaedic surgeon should be able to help. Please visit my website at www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/footankle. ...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