Advertisement

How can being bow-legged affect my child's health?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Bow-leggedness is a deformity that is often outgrown as the child with bow legs ages. In this video, Dr. Oz, Dr. Tanya Altmann, and Dr. Mike Clark talk about how being bow-legged can affect a child over the long term.

Continue Learning about Bowlegs

What does it mean to be bow-legged?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Bowlegs are a condition in which, if standing with the feet and ankles together, the knees do not to...
More Answers
Should I talk to my doctor about my child's bowlegs?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Bowlegs are a normal condition in children up to the age of three. The condition usually resolves it...
More Answers
What causes bowlegs?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Up until 24 to 36 months of age, most experts agree having bowlegs is normal. Bowlegs occur because ...
More Answers
How do bowlegs affect the body?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
As the name implies, someone with this condition has legs that curve or bow away from each other. Mo...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.