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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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It really depends of what specific problem you have with the knee. ...Read more
I have bowed legs and i want to get it corrected. Is there any exercises i can be doing to correct it please? Thanks
Not really: If not painful, i don't know that i would recommend attempting to treat this surgically. ...Read more
What can I do to make my legs normal without doing surgery? Is there any stretching exercises that i can do to make my legs normal?
Sorry: U did not mention what is wrong with your legs. Why would be surgery at all an option? Yoi need to be more specific with your question! ...Read more
Lordosis: Rarely problematic unless in the thoracic spine. Under these circumstances, can cause profound pulmonary problems. In the lumbar spine, no real magic number that is considered too much. As long as your spine is balanced with the head centered over the pelvis, you are fine. Only problem would be if a spondylolisthesis is present. But that would cause the hyper lordosis, not the converse. ...Read more
Two good ones: For the sports involving leg movement, especially side to side(skating, skiing) the medicine ball thrust and the lateral band walk are good to start. In the ball thrust, take a ball in both hands, squat with the kness slightly bent, then push the ball up toward the ceiling, rising off your toes.For the band walk, side step with an elastic band around your legs just below the knees. Five per side.. ...Read more
Remember: The more bulk you gain in your legs the shorter and more stockyr they will appear. Focus on optimizing your weight, as this will give you a lean appearance and resistance training wise utilize light weight, high rep leg exercises, like any variants of squats, lunges, dead lifts, etc. ...Read more
Don't think so, if..: Don't think that surgery to correct bowed legs would automatically increase one's final legs length, unless special leg lengthening apparatus was put on both legs to intentionally make the legs longer. First, to find out if any correction is even needed, one should visit two orthopedic surgeons with experience in bowed legs correction, and compare the 2 opinions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I do take the treatment, what are the methods of fixing genu valgum? Do I have to do leg braces?
You can't: I'm sorry, but I don't believe bow legs can be corrected in an adult without surgery. Physical therapy may help to some degree, but modalities like leg braces are not as effective in adults as they are in children. You should talk to an orthopedic surgeon and/or a physiatrist (PM&R doctor). ...Read more
McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Pilates is also excellent for the core (yoga and piyo other options) if you want non-medical option. ...Read more
Leg pain: Try simple stretching before running . Decrease the length of time you r running as many times the pain indicates u r doing too much i.e. Too long ,too fast . Try starting going at a pace consistent with a fast walk and stop after 10 minutes. Do this 3-4 times a week , increase only by 10 % per week ...Read more
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