What Is Bowleg?

Bowleg, also known as bandiness, or Genu Varum, is a physical deformity that causes the bowing of the outer leg in relation to the thigh. This condition makes the space between the knees wider as the person stands in both feet and ankles together, with the space resembling an archer’s bow, as the tibia (shin bone) and many times the femur (thigh bone) are bent. This condition may affect one or both legs.

This deformity is usually seen among children under 3 years old and goes away naturally. This happens in infants due to their position inside their mother’s womb. However, if the condition doesn’t disappear up to adolescent and adulthood, treatment will be required.

 

Why You Need to Treat Bowleg?

Aside from aesthetic reason, bowleg can cause pain in the knees and limitation in movements, most especially in older kids. Some develop this condition due to injury, while some are born with it. But the main issue of this physical deformity is the osteoarthritis that a person may develop in the inner area of their knee, which leads to swelling, pain, and problems when it comes to engaging in regular daily activities.

Overuse of the knee joint and obesity can also worsen the problem, causing serious damage to the cartilage of the knee.

 

Is There A Cure?

Most people think the only way to cure (straighten) bowleg is through surgery. Well, surgery is considered as the last resort, and it also comes with risks. For adults with severe cases of bowlegs, then it is normally the only viable, if not ideal option.

In surgery, the doctor will shift the way the bones rest on the knees to correct the bowed legs while simultaneously reducing the strain on the cartilage. For not so-severe cases however, there are other options available, such as:

  • Pilates
  • Massage Therapy Exercises
  • Leg Exercises
  • Stretches
  • Vitamin D
  • Medical Braces

 

The Key Is Progressive Correction

The process of Progressive Correction is built around the idea of introducing new stimulus to the body to keep it from adapting to its environment, allowing it to move towards a specific objective.

A good example of this is the process of teeth alignment. Orthodontic treatment is used to correct teeth and jaw that are improperly positioned. Orthodontics use braces to straighten the teeth of the patients, giving them pleasing smile, no matter how misaligned, crooked, or spaced out their teeth might have been.

The same principle is used to correct bow leg without the use of surgical procedures.

 

Bow Legs No More

In her book Bow Legs No More, Sarah Brown has made a detailed, step-by-step guide for treating bowed leg condition naturally.

Bow Legs No More offers permanent remedy for bow legs and knocked knees without surgery, which includes exercises and practices to straighten your leg, things to avoid while straightening your leg, and more, all from the comforts of your own home.

It is for anyone who suffers the discomfort and of course, embarrassment of this physical deformity.

Check it out now!

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