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Being overweight or obese can also put extra strain on the knees and contribute to knock knees. Genu valgum is commonly referred to as knock-knee. When a person with knock-knee stands, there is a lot of difference between his ankles. The knees are seen sticking together and pushing each other. People with knock-knees tend to rub their knees together while walking or running, causing knee pain. But don’t worry, as this condition can be improved with some exercises.
This condition is common in young children, appearing in children between 3 and 6 years of age and in most cases, it resolves on its own by the age of 7 years. In very rare cases, this problem persists in older children into adulthood. In adults, the problem of knock-knee occurs as a result of some disease. In many cases, it is also cured with treatment.
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due to knock-knee
Knock knees are part of a child’s normal growth pattern, but can also result from disease, infection, or injury. Some common causes of knock-knee include:
arthritis, especially in the knee
bone infection (osteomyelitis)
Rickets (a disease that weakens the bones, caused by a lack of vitamin D)
growth plate injury
Fractures that heal with deformity (malunion)
Dr. Aman Dua – Director, Joint Replacement & Orthopaedic, Fortis Escorts, Okhla, New Delhi explains about Knock-Knee that “Genu Valgum is a common problem in gait disorder (walking pattern) especially in overweight patients. Variation), where the knees rub against each other during walking, as well as knock-knee anterior knee pain and an increased risk of patellar dislocation. Severe cases of genu valgum may require surgical correction and deformity associated with arthritis can be corrected with knee replacement.”
Dr. Aman Dua explains that “there is little or no evidence that exercise can cure genu valgum or knocked knee, but exercise can certainly improve muscle strength and posture in these patients. Exercises such as side lunges, side hip abductions, and wall squats may be helpful. Vastus medialis strengthening exercises can improve patello-femoral function and reduce the risk of patellar dislocation.”
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knee correction exercises
Side lunges are a great way to tone your legs, especially your inner thighs. In addition, it also helps align your knees, so you can improve your posture and posture. Start by standing tall, feet hip-width distance apart. Take a wide step to the left. Bend your left knee while pushing your hips back. Push off with your left foot to return to standing position.
Doing wall squats also helps in healing the knock-knee muscles. To do this, you have to stand with the support of the wall, open the feet in the width of the shoulders and do not squat more than 90 degrees. You have to hold for 5-10 seconds while contracting the abdominal muscles.
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