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Running With Bow Legs
What's your age: In children the bones are still growing and more prone to respond to manipulations with braces. Once the bone stop growing chances are that only surgery or very heavy braces may help to straighten bow legs ( genu varu or genu valgus. Make sure you rule out paget's disease of the bones. I don't know if insoles are going to help. Consult with an orthopode physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Certainly does. Also builds healthier cardiovascular system. Mix comfortable pace with some intervals (speed) and/or track workouts for variety and best results. Above all -- have fun doing it. Check out nearby running clubs. (USAT Level I coach) Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: No, they way you stand cannot cause you to be "bowlegged" ...Read more
Yes worsening occurs: Bowed legs (varus knee) can worsen with time in that the varus alignemnt can advance about the knee with advancing collapse across the medial (inside knee joint space). Any medial bony lesion or deformity theoretically can worsen, thus worsening the varus alignment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Every runner has their own form, and the shape of your legs will certainly affect your form. Although you may not technically be as "efficient" a runner as someone without bowed legs, thousands of excellent runners have leg variations. Bowed legs may increase your risk of injury, so make sure you are fitted for correct shoes and have a reputable running store observe your gait. ...Read more
No: You have a problem with the bones and this will not be fixed by shoe inserts. ...Read more
Kid knocked kneed flat feet and ankles curve inwards(side with big toe) has pain in knees feet and ankles. Is this all related? What's treatment opt?
Anatomy: Nope. Not in any way does this activity change your anatomy. ...Read more
Child has flat feet causing pain in feet and knees even at rest and ankles during active play ankles look like bowed inwards what kind of dr needed?
Podiatrist: Podiatrists are trained in analyzing foot and gait abnormalities in children and adults. Some podiatrists prefer to work with adult patients, so inquire if yours has a special interest in treating children. And don't accept "they'll outgrow it". They almost never do. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
While lying down with pointed toes & straight legs stretch legs as hard as possible. Can this overstretch leg ligaments?
My hips sway too much while walking (like females)
I drag my legs while walking causing pain
my thighs rub each other while walking causing rashes?
Many causes: This can be caused by a variety of syndromes, including muscle weakness, muscular dystrophy, myopathy, neuropathy, spinal cord injury, brain injury and similar. A neurologist or physiatrist can usually diagnose the problem after a thorough history and physical exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Veiny legs at 29, bruising very easily in legs.Legs can often seize up when walking uphill-ii have flatish feet?
Could be stenosis: When standing, spinal stenosis in the lumbar spine usually becomes more symptomatic. In other words, the pain or numbness in the legs gets worse. I recommend evaluation by your doctor who could order tests such as x-rays, MRI or a ct scan of your low back and check for other possible causes of your complaints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Walking up/down stai: No as long as you do not have any medical problem with your knees, going up and down the stairs is not bad for your legs/knees.It is good for your overall health including heart, circulation and muscles.But if you have pathology in your knees or hips than consult your doctor if it should be done. ...Read more
Have patella tendonitis.When i sleep with legs elevated should knee be bent over pillows or legs straight out with just feet on pillows?
Either option: Your patellar tendinitis should not worsen with either position at night- pick the one that is most comfortable for you. Would recommend regular stretching and icing of the patellar tendon on a daily basis. Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon to understand your best treatment decisions. Working with physical therapist can be very helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patella femoral : If your pain is in front/under your knee cap, then most likely patella femoral pain syndrome/chondromalacia patella. Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. If all else fails, then scope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer