What is Knock knees?

Knock knees also known as Genu Velgum is a postural deformity in which the legs are bent inward and knees strike each other while walking or running. Between birth and 18 months, an outward-turning alignment from hip to knee to ankle is normal.

Knock knees

Between about 18 and 24 months, this alignment normally becomes neutral. When the child is between 2 and 5 years old, an inward-turning alignment is normal. The alignment returns to neutral as the child grows.

Knock knees causes

Knock Knees can be caused due to various reasons such as:
  1. Rickets.
  2. Obesity during childhood.
  3. Muscular or ligaments weakness at early age.
  4. Fractures and injuries involving the knee joint.
  5. Lack of Balanced diet.
  6. Flat foot.

Precautions of Knock knees

  1. Balanced diet should be taken.
  2. Babies should not be forced to walk at very early age.
  3. Perform proper exercises.

Knock knees exercises

  1. keep a pillow between the knees and stand erect for some time.
  2. Use cod liver oil.
  3. Horse riding.
  4. Use walking calipers.
  5. Perform padmasan and Gaumukhasana regularly.

FAQs

Q 1. Exercises to correct knock knees.
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Q 2. Can knock knees be cured by exercises?
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Q 3. How to get rid of knock knees in a week
Ans: Yes, knock knees can be cured by exercises. Exercises that you can do to correct knock knees are:
  1. keep a pillow between the knees and stand erect for some time.
  2. Use cod liver oil.
  3. Horse riding.
  4. Use walking calipers.
  5. Perform lotus pose (padmasana) regularly.
  6. Perform cow face pose (Gomukhasana) regularly.

Q 4. What causes knock knees?
Ans: Causes of knock knees are:
  1. Rickets.
  2. Obesity during childhood.
  3. Muscular or ligaments weakness at early age.
  4. Fractures and injuries involving the knee joint.
  5. Lack of Balanced diet.
  6. Flat foot.

Q 5. Does flat feet cause knock knees?
Ans: Yes, flat feet can cause knock knees.

Q 6. Can knock knees cause back pain?
Ans: Yes, flat feet can cause back pain also, as people suffering with knock knees feel difficulty in walking. They feel stress on spine and back muscles, as a result they feel back pain.

Q 7. Knock knees meaning.
Ans: Knock knees also known as Genu Velgum is a postural deformity in which the legs are bent inward and knees strike each other while walking or running.


Q 8. How to fix knock knees
Ans: Knock knees can be fixed by doing exercises like padmasana (lotus pose) and Gaumukhasana (cow face pose), horse riding and by using walking calipers.

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