Bow Legs

What is it?

Bow legs are a common developmental disorder that affects infants and children. The outward bow of the legs can cause problems with standing, walking, and running. Bowlegs is also associated with pain in the knee or hip joints. This is normal in infants and toddlers, but it should not be present after age two. Bow legs can be caused by a fracture, disease or injury to your spine or hips. They are often associated with pain and are not curable but can be treated if severe enough to cause you discomfort.

Bow legs are a normal part of infant development and toddler development. They are caused by the muscles in the thigh, calf and foot relaxing. Bow legs can be corrected with surgery or with medication that slows down growth spurts in children who have rickets (a bone disease).

As children get older, bow legs lessen as the knees and legs straighten. This is normal for most children, although some may have a slight curvature in their lumbar spine. For further information regarding the same, contact our doctors at Saqsham Ortho.

 

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Causes of Bow Legs

Bow legs can also develop from Blount’s disease or rickets, abnormal growth disorders which cause minerals like calcium to be improperly deposited onto the bones.

  1. Blount’s disease is a deformity of the leg bones that causes them to grow in an unusual way. The bone around your ankle becomes thick and misshapen, while other parts of your foot remain narrow or flat. This condition is mainly seen in children but may occur at any age if you have been exposed to prolonged periods of standing still while wearing tight shoes (such as those made by Converse).
  2. Rickets is caused by vitamin D deficiency which results in softening of bones due to a lack of vitamin D being absorbed through your skin into your bloodstream during sunlight exposure (or even just being near someone who has enough UV rays). This condition can affect anyone regardless of age or gender – however, it tends to affect children of age group 10 or below.
  3. Congenital dislocation or fracture at birth or fracture in childhood can also lead to the bowing of leg bones. Bow legs can be caused by injury or trauma to the leg, such as a fall from a height or being struck by an object. Bow legs may also result from a birth defect, such as hip dysplasia (a condition where the ball-shaped head of your thigh bone doesn’t meet up with its socket properly). Injuries during childhood may cause bow legs if you were playing sports like soccer and hockey, but this is not always the case—bow legs can happen even if you’re not active at all!

If you have bow legs, it’s important that they don’t get worse. If they do get worse over time, then it’s likely that there is something wrong with your body (such as rickets), which needs treatment before any further complications develop. To get specialized treatment for this illness, contact our experienced professionals at Saqsham Ortho at any hour of the day! We will be more than honoured to help you out!

  • bone fractures that haven’t healed properly
  • abnormally developed bones, or bone dysplasia
  • lead poisoning
  • fluoride poisoning

Treatment

Bow legs are a common orthopaedic condition that affects children, especially those who were born prematurely or at an early age. They may be caused by birth defects or growth disorders. They can be corrected with orthotics or braces. Bow legs caused by Blount’s disease or rickets (a form of vitamin D deficiency) can be treated with calcium and vitamin D supplements.

These conditions are rare in children under 10 years old but are more common later in life when people are having osteoporosis symptoms such as tiredness or pain when walking on hard surfaces like concrete floors or cobblestones outside their homes. Bowlegs may also occur due to congenital dislocation/fracture at birth or fracture in childhood where there was no doctor visit during treatment until after 6 months old. This injury requires surgery to correct it, so don’t ignore any signs like limping around the house and holding onto furniture! While bow legs can occur in both infants and older children, they are more common in premature infants than in full-term babies. They often correct themselves in childhood as the bone grows stronger and more elastic from exercise and weight-bearing activities such as walking upright on two feet instead of crawling around on all fours as other mammals do. However, if this does not happen, then you might have to consider treatment options such as bracing with braces which will help support your child’s growth plates when he/she begins growing taller again after having been treated. If your child is suffering from the same, waste no more time and consult with us today!

Bow legs usually correct themselves with age and do not require treatment unless they become severe enough to interfere with your regular activities such as walking or running. If you have bow legs, there are several things you can do to help them:

  • Wear orthotics (special shoes) while they’re still milder than usual – Orthotics are special shoes that are designed to provide support and correct the bow legs. They can be custom-made or bought over the counter. They can be worn full time or just at night, and they’re not painful to wear. If you have trouble bending your knees when walking, wearing orthotics will correct this problem without causing any pain or discomfort.
  • Use crutches when ambulating around so that one leg isn’t carrying more weight than the other; this will allow you to walk more easily without having to overdo it on one side.

The best way for children who have been diagnosed with bowed legs is to find a child braces specialist who can make a custom design based on how your feet feel with each step you take, as well as what kind of shoes fit best with those conditions (elevated heels may work better than flat ones).

It is crucial that you see a doctor if you suspect you might have bow legs, as this is a common cause of joint pain.

Bow legs can be a sign of a more serious condition, such as hip dysplasia. It is crucial that you see a doctor if you suspect you might have bow legs, as this is a common cause of joint pain.

Bow legs are caused by too much weight on the knee joints, which can lead to arthritis and other problems with bones and cartilage. The treatment for bow legs depends on what type they are and whether there are any underlying medical conditions like osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), arthritis or slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE). Bow calves are treated with orthotics for children under 10 years old; these devices help support proper alignment while encouraging proper movement through proper muscle activation within their calves, so they don’t develop into full-blown bow-legged adults!

Bow legs can be a source of embarrassment and inconvenience, but it is important to remember that there are many causes of this condition, and it rarely requires any treatment. If you are experiencing severe symptoms related to bow legs, however, it is recommended that you seek consultation from our professional and experienced team at Saqsham Ortho today!

At Saqsham, we care for your well-being and strive to bring you the best orthopaedic care and solutions. If your child is experiencing any such issues and would like to get a medical opinion,
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