Common "Bowlegs" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Bowlegs is a condition involving outwardly bent legs. The knees are widely spaced, and ankles stay together in an affected individual. Every newborn has bow legs due to their positioning inside the uterus. But as the child starts to stand up and walk, the legs should straighten up. In some individuals, the bowlegs remain like that throughout life. And it will need correctional measures by the orthopedic doctors.

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I have bow legs and do not want to undergo surgery because I am asthmatic. What are other treatment options?

Query: Hello doctor,My legs are O shaped which is called bow legs. My father, grandmother, my kids, and my sister also have bow legs. I do not want to wear painful braces and surgery because I am an asthma patient. I am taking capsules Sunny D. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concerns. Your complaint can be referred to as medial compartment arthritis. This can progress very rapidly to tri compartmental arthritis. Surgery is a permanent cure, but if you are not willing for it, then you need to take ...  Read Full »

What can be the treatment for bow legs in a baby girl?

Query: Hi doctor, There is a baby girl in our orphanage, who has bowlegs. She was abandoned at birth, and she is four years old. What treatment can be offered to her?  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This condition is caused by many disorders. One of the commonest situation to cause this is vitamin D deficiency or rickets. Get the following investigations done: Serum calcium. Phosphate. Alkaline phosphatase. Urea. Creatinine. Vitamin D level. Hemoglobin....  Read Full »

Why is my baby's tibia bone swollen?

Query: Hi doctor,My 8-month-old baby boy has swelling in the tibia bone. He does not have any pain or irritation over the swelling. He started standing by his 6 months onwards. What is the reason for this swelling?  Read Full »

Dr. Berry Chirag Ashok

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks like your child has a painless bump on the tibia or leg. Can you describe where exactly you see this swelling or bump, either upper, mid, or lower tibia? Has this been evaluated by a doctor with X-rays? There can be numerous causes for such swelling. My most co...  Read Full »

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