Bow Leg And Knock Knee (K Leg) Bow Leg And Knock Knee (K Leg)
When a child has bow legs, their ankles touch, but their knees are wide apart – this is the opposite of knock knees. Many... Bow Leg And Knock Knee (K Leg)

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When a child has bow legs, their ankles touch, but their knees are wide apart – this is the opposite of knock knees. Many babies have bow legs at birth, and once they start crawling or walking, the condition may become more obvious. However, most children will go on to outgrow the condition by three years of age.

A child has knock knees (k leg) if, when standing, their knees touch, but not their ankles. Parents often first notice their child has knock knees at around age three.

Like bow legs, knock knees are usually outgrown as a child matures.

The question of what causes bow legs or knock knee is till on,  but what is known for now is that it is simply a case of bone formation , which vary among individuals.

In most cases, children outgrow these conditions without needing any special treatments. However, if the condition is severe, your child may need to see a bone specialist to have their knees and feet examined.

Not everything needs medical attention. Allow time do its bid. But if you can’t wait on time, see your doctor who most likely will tell you to wait as well

Contributed By: Chisom Nwobodo

Valentine Chukwu

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