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Pediatrician said young males with knock knees play better basketball like mj. True?

Pediatrician said young males with knock knees play better basketball like mj. True?

No: Most people have "knock knees". I have knock knees and I'm terrible at basketball. The doc was most likely trying to reassure you that having mild knock knees will not keep you from playing and succeeding at sports assuming you put the time and effort into it. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Roberts
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Knock Knees (Definition)

-when the legs seem 2 look straight down 2 the knees, then the ...Read more


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Hey! I'm a 16 year old boy. I suffering from knock knees. I play football. But I'm worried about my future. Please help. Guide me. Can brace work.

Hey! I'm a 16 year old boy. I suffering from knock knees. I play football. But I'm worried about my future. Please help. Guide me. Can brace work.

Physical therapy: One of my children has similar experience. Went to physical therapy (6 months twice a week and did daily home exercises) My child is doing very well. Suggest consulting a physical therapist. ...Read more

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Can I align my knock knees with corrective exercises? I am 19 male used to be over weight but now I am in good shape what could I do besides surgery

Can I align my knock knees with corrective exercises? I am 19 male used to be over weight but now I am in good shape what could I do besides surgery

Congratulations: On re-gaining your health through weight loss. An orthopedic doctor may have suggestions or refer you to a physical therapist who may provide help also. Above all, do not measure your self-worth by our weight or knees. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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23 years old female have knock knees all my life what can I do to correct it.

23 years old female have knock knees all my life what can I do to correct it.

Deformity persists: Knock knees or genu valgum usually is only corrected in adolescence when growth plates are still open. Hemiepiphysiodesis is performed of the medial aspect of the distal femur and proximal tibia. This alters growth to straighten the legs. In adult the surgery for correction would be complicated and not necessarily resolve deformity. ````````````````````. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a severe case of knock knees, how can they be fixed?

What do you suggest if I have a severe case of knock knees, how can they be fixed?

Knock knee: Or genu Valgum can be treated with exercises and PT, if it needs to be treated at all. Sometimes its familial and requires no treatment ...Read more

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I'm 23 years and I have knock knees can the brace help to correct it without surgery?

I'm 23 years and I have knock knees can the brace help to correct it without surgery?

Complicated decision: That's really tough. Most kids outgrow it. You've reached adulthood, so joint modeling is complete. Most orthopedic surgeons will tell you they'd rather try conservative (ie nonsurgical) options first, like night braces, because surgery is a big decision. That said, the procedure is minimally invasive, typically very successful & may decrease your risk for early-onset arthritis. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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I am a 18 year old girl. I am suffering from knock knees, is there any way to correct it, what to do?

I am a 18 year old girl. I am suffering from knock knees, is there any way to correct it, what to do?

Knock knee: Or genu Valgum can be treated with exercises and PT, if it needs to be treated at all. Sometimes its familial and requires no treatment ...Read more

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My right hip sticks out more prominently than the left, plus I have knock knees. Could these be related?

My right hip sticks out more prominently than the left, plus I have knock knees. Could these be related?

Yes: Yes, abnormalities in the angular ion of the proximal femur can contribute to abnormalities in the overall alignment of the knee. Don't hesitate to be seen for a detailed exam and X-ray if you have specific problems. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 17 and I've always had knock knees. Is there a surgery that can be performed or some other kind of treatment that can correct this?

Hi I'm 17 and I've always had knock knees. Is there a surgery that can be performed or some other kind of treatment that can correct this?

Rarely necessary: Knock-knees is also called genu valgus. Although this can be a contributing factor in some knee and other lower extremity conditions, it rarely requires surgery unless severe. You are also skeletally mature at age 17 as a female, and thus, it's unlikely that these "knock knees" will increase in the next couple of decades. The most important thing you can do is stay fit ; stay at a healthy weight. ...Read more

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I've been depressed over knock-knees and unable to do dancing, help me please?

I've been depressed over knock-knees and unable to do dancing, help me please?

Orthopedic Surgery: Surgical treatment should be discussed if it is causing a decrease in quality of life or function. Imaging is likely to be performed to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Hello Doc. I have knock knees and I'm only 12 years old. How can I fix this without going through surgery?

Hello Doc. I have knock knees and I'm only 12 years old. How can I fix this without going through surgery?

Knocked knees: I am too, or atleast I have significant valgus position of my
lower legs. We all can not be sprinters. One thing your are twelve and because of growth this can be assentuated. You legs are likely to straighten out as you grow, but for many of us it is our nature to have legs shaped like this. If you are having troubles walking though you will likely need to see an orhtopedist for your options ...Read more

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Any suggestions on the type of knee brace that should be bought for injuries and support related to knock knees?

Any suggestions on the type of knee brace that should be bought for injuries and support related to knock knees?

Unloading: Yes. The scientific name for "knock knees" is genu valgum. There are braces known as "offloading" braces that can help with the increased mechanical load placed on the inner knee. If it is severe, a high tibial osteotimy is another option that is pretty successful. ...Read more

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

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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What to do if I'm verry lean and have barely any muscle. Can lack of muscle also cause 'knock knees'?

What to do if I'm verry lean and have barely any muscle. Can lack of muscle also cause 'knock knees'?

I will say: It's more structural you were born that way. It is possible if you are flatfooted that an orthotic may make you not as flat footed and in return not as knock kneed. ...Read more

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Is knock knee surgery at the age of 16 safe? And though I have knock knees operation my ankles touch and I hv no issues on running..

Is knock knee surgery at the age of 16 safe? And though I have knock knees operation my ankles touch and I hv no issues on running..

See ankle specialist: Although most ortho will likely tell that that if you have no pain or functional limitation, you should wait. However if you are really concerned, consult an ortho with specialty on the foot/ankle area. ...Read more

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22 years and I've knock knees and I suffer from back pain for a year and recently I start feel the pain in hips also is that because of knock knee?

22 years and I've knock knees and I suffer from back pain for a year and recently I start feel the pain in hips also is that because of knock knee?

Orthopedic evaluatio: Obviously, you must be examined and get xrays of your hips and knees: either or both of which can cause your issues. ...Read more

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Hiii doctor, I have a small gap between the knees when my feet touches together. Is this knock knees??

Hiii doctor, I have a small gap between the knees when my feet touches together. Is this knock knees??

No: Because you can put your feet together leaving a small space between your knees, you are slightly bow-legged (genu varum), like the traditional cowboy. That is the opposite of knock-kneed (genu valgum) when your knees touch preventing you from standing with your feet together, leaving a space between your feet. Knock-kneed is worse because your knees may hit painfully when you walk or run. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a severe case of knock knees, how can they be fixed?

What to do if I have a severe case of knock knees, how can they be fixed?

Surgery: Surgical treatment discussion with an orthopedic surgeon would be optimal. Imaging studies are likely to be done to identify the cause. ...Read more

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23 year old female with knock knees all my life what can I do to correct it?

23 year old female with knock knees all my life what can I do to correct it?

See an Orthopaedist: Many females have a mild to moderate "knock-knee" or valgus alignment at their knees. This may be due to the natural alignment of your knees- but may also be influenced by the development of your hips. An orthopaedic evaluation with x-rays is the best place to start to help identify if their is a true problem and recommend treatment to help. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old and I am suffering from knock knees. What should I can do to correct them?

I am 16 years old and I am suffering from knock knees. What should I can do to correct them?

Valgus deformity: Knock knees, or valgus deformity, is generally an inherited condition that cannot be corrected without major surgery. The surgery is generally not recommended to correct it for cosmetic reasons. People can help improve the function of their knees when they have this condition by doing some physical therapy. This can strengthen certain muscles that start in the hip and pelvis. ...Read more

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Effects of untreated knock knees in kids? Do they grow straight, before reaching adulthood?

Effects of untreated knock knees in kids? Do they grow straight, before reaching adulthood?

Maybe: The expected pattern is for kids to be a little bow legged at 1-2, somewhat, knock need at 4 an d getting straighter by six or so. ...Read more

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Can I improve my knock knees with special shoes or other methods?

Can I improve my knock knees with special shoes or other methods?

Not likely: "knock knees" or genu valgum usually stems from your anatomic built which can only be changed with osteotomies (breaking and realigning bones), reserved for severe symptomatic cases. Pt to strengthen the leg muscles can be helpful but won't change your bone alignment. ...Read more

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How many ways of operation there is to correct genua valga (knock knees) in adults? How large the scar will be?

How many ways of operation there is to correct genua valga (knock knees) in adults? How large the scar will be?

Talk to orthopedics: You should really talk to your orthopedic surgeon about this. Find an Orthopod you trust, I would even get a second opinion if I was still uncomfortable. As far as the scar that is the least of the worries. ...Read more

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Hello I am 22 and have knock knees and large calves. It gives me a complex. How can I deal with this problem without surgery?

Hello I am 22 and have knock knees and large calves. It gives me a complex. How can I deal with this problem without surgery?

U have 2 come 2-: -grips with reality. U R what U R. U need 2 deal with this. U can speak help from a psychologist. Focus on Ur good points & stay away from mirrors. ...Read more

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Does foot orthotics correct knock knees?

Does foot orthotics correct knock knees?

No: But when wearing them it could lessen the effect. ...Read more

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My daughter was born on May, 12 2014. She has knock knees though fine in walking and running, and also jumping. Is this ok? What shall we do to correct

My daughter was born on May, 12 2014. She has knock knees though fine in walking and running, and also jumping. Is this ok? What shall we do to correct

Patience: The contour of the legs develops over time. They are often a little bow legged as they start to walk followed by knock knee period, straightening up by 5-6. If one side seems much more than the other it would be abnormal. Consult with her doc to confirm the pattern. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Rudnick
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