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What sport can you suggest for someone with bow legs?

What sport can you suggest for someone with bow legs?

Depends on Severity: The answer really depends on how bow legged someone is and what age. Children may have a real problem and should be assessed by a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Adults would probably be better off with low impact activity but if you to run see a specialist (orthopedic, physical therapist, podiatrist) to be fit for inserts (orthotics) to help take stress off the back, hip, knees, ankles and feet.

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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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Can bow legs surgery affect a person's abilities? For example, in sports, you were quick, then got bow legs surgery, and now aren't as quick as before

Can bow legs surgery affect a person's abilities? For example, in sports, you were quick, then got bow legs surgery, and now aren't as quick as before

Usually not: The surgery will cause you to loose muscle strength and quickness initially, but you should regain this with training. Talk to your surgeon about specific concerns.

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Can bow legs later on in life cause you to get athrititis, and would playing sports have an impact on that? I'm 20, I play sports, and I have bow legs.

Can bow legs later on in life cause you to get athrititis, and would playing sports have an impact on that? I'm 20, I play sports, and I have bow legs.

You seem to be: Asking many questions about your bow legs. Hence, I would recommend you consult in person with an orthopedist who specializes in lower extremity. My recommendation would be if you currently have no pain to enjoy life and play your sports without worry. If and when that situation changes you deal with it then. There happens to be many professional athletes who are bow legged.

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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).

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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.

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What can be done for bow legs?

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.

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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 past. If found early in age, splints can be used. I would be cautious and seek opinion of pediatric orthopedist and consider second opinion.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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Do braces for bow legs actually help?

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