Bowlegs is a medical condition referred to as Geru Varum. It arises when the tibia rotates inwardly causing the leg to look bowed out. This physical deformity makes a person’s knees stay wide apart while standing with feet and ankles together. It, therefore, gives one the appearance of an archers bow. Moreover,it can cause knee or hip misalignments, which results to knee pain or even injuries.
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Although bow-legs is a condition that is easily preventable, a high number of people have it. The truth is; many bow legged adults hate the way their legs look. This is because even though it does not affect one’s ability to walk, it can make one to be less confident in life.
Causes of bow legs in adults
Failure to self correct for naturally occurring childhood bowlegs
Did you know that all newborns have bow legs? Well, this is due to their folded position in the womb for a long time. The good news is that while bowing corrects itself, in certain situations, it continues into adult life.
This can result to development of arthritis especially in the knees. In case one leg is more affected than the other, it can affect other areas such as the hips, ankles, shoulders and spine. » Read more