Any benefit from knock knees?

Unfortunately not. Normal knee alignment spreads the forces of weightbearing evenly across both sides of the knee. Unfortunately, knock knees (aka valgus knees) and bowlegged knees (aka varus knees) overloads the lateral side (outside) and the medial side (inside), respectively. This overload can cause early wear of the cartilage as well as causing dysfunction of the patellofemoral joint (kneecap).
No real benefit. No real benefit. The condition may lead to pain, arthritis, and gait abnormality.

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How can I cure knock knees?

Genu valgum. Genu valgum is the medical term for knock knees. If it's bothering you, check out http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1259772-overview to get a sense of your options. If non-surgical options aren't enough, get evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Good luck! Read more...

What is done for knock knees?

Usually nothing. However it depends on severity. Severe knock knees can lead to early arthritis due to overload of one side of the joint. It may be treated in these cases with an osteotomy i realign the bones in a more favorable position. Often this is done gradually with external fixation to avoid nerve injury. Read more...
Usually nothing. For knock knees usually nothing needs to be done as often times it corrects with time. In severe cases with minimal or no improvement, surgery may be indicated to correct the deformity. Have the knees evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate advice and treatment for your condition. Read more...

Is there any way to correct knock knees?

Surgery. Surgery will correct knock knees but is not needed very often. Depends upon symptoms and previous failed treatment. See your orthopedist for an eval. Read more...

What can someone do about my knock knees?

Depending on the sy- mptoms and findings on examination as well as the XRs of the knees, Your surgeon will be discussing the types of surgery he thinks U would benefit from. There are HTO ( High Tibial osteotmies) or Total Knee replacement to correct the KK deformity. Read more...

Can you tell me how to correct my knock-knees?

Find the cause. At 45, you need to find the cause. If it's from collapsed arches, then orthotics may help. If it'f from arthritis, then potentially knee replacements may help realign them. If they are the way you have always been, and they aren't causing you problems, then leaving them alone may be the best option. Read more...

I need help! How do I know if I have knock knees?

Knock knees. Stand erect and bring your legs together, your knees and ankles should touch. If your knees touch but there is space between your ankles you have a form of knock knees. If your ankles touch but your knees don't you may be bowlegged. Read more...

Can someone tell me how to straighten knock knees?

Only surgery. Only surgery can straighten knock knees but is rarely needed. Depends upon symptoms, treatment failure, etc. I rec eval from ortho doc. Read more...