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Are there alternative treatments for bowlegs?

Bowlegs respond well to traditional treatments. Those methods include allowing the condition to self-correct, corrective devices if the condition does not self-correct or is caused by Blount's disease (abnormally growing shinbones), or vitamin D if the condition is caused by rickets. Results are typically positive, and complications from treatment are rare. As a result, there is little demand for alternative treatments.

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What do I need to know about caring for someone with bowlegs?
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Care for this condition is not intensive. Bowlegs are a normal condition in children up to three yea...
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Can bowlegs be prevented?
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Up until 24 months of age, bowlegs are seen as part of normal development. Bowlegs start in the uter...
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What does it mean to be bow-legged?
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Bowlegs are a condition in which, if standing with the feet and ankles together, the knees do not to...
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How do bowlegs affect the body?
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