Instead of hugging the beauty of your face and fixing that hair, stand straight in front of a large mirror and look at your legs. Make sure your feet are a few inches apart and look closely at your knees. Are they parallel to each other? Are your knees touching well? If you are someone who falls into the second category, you must have or knee pounding. Knock knee is a condition where your knees are touching but your ankles are not, and your knees are bent inward slightly.
A brief intro to knock knees
If a person with a knocked knee stands upright with his feet a few inches apart and his knees seem to be pushing in, then you can say that the person has a knocked knee.
Knock knee, bent legs, or genu valgum is a condition where a person’s legs are misaligned around the knee area. Due to vitamin D deficiency, this condition is mainly observed in children between the ages of 3 and 13 years. This condition can eventually lead to severe pain in the knees and degeneration of the joints. Because excessive force is placed on the outside of the knees, this syndrome can cause damage over time. Parents should learn how to correct knock knees of their children at an early stage.
Knock knees are part of a child’s developmental phase and are temporary, so they only last for a very short period of time. Most of the condition will correct itself on its own as the child grows, but if it lasts longer, such as until the age of 6, it can have a significant impact on the joints and lead to knock knee syndrome.
Treatment of knock knees
Because there are different causes of disease, and because different people have different medical histories and conditions, different treatment options are available to manage the disease. The same goes for the knock knee since one person would have knock knee syndrome from one cause. This may be different for the second. Thus, there are several treatment options to correct this syndrome. To treat this problem, the first step is to correct vitamin D levels by giving injections, syrups, or powders with milk, depending on the severity of the deficiency.
Usually, the deficiency will improve in 2 to 3 months. At the beginning of the treatment, x-rays of the knees are taken, which also show an improvement with the treatment in the form of improved bone strength. Few children with vitamin D correction have their knocking knees improved, but if the knocking knees persist, surgery will be required. The only way to improve the knocking knees is through exercise.