Ever heard of the term Genu Valgum? Most readers would not have heard of the term but it is the official scientific name for knock knees, which is a condition where there is an enormous gap between the ankles when you press both feet together and it causes a fair bit of trouble.
There have been health conditions that have been acute and chronic but knock knees is something that more or less falls into both categories but isn’t life threatening at all so people that are afflicted with it and want a cure need not worry about anything.
Genus Valgum can be detected in toddlers at a tender age of two and lasts for a couple of years although in extreme cases it goes beyond adolescence or even old age depending upon the body structure of the individual
Knock Knees tend to take it out of you if you aren’t careful in handling it because one has to bend downwards for picking things up and is not able to do so properly due to this condition.
The distal portion of the joints found in the knees bends or protrudes outwards while the proximal portion does so in the inside due to which the condition is discovered in its early stages when the knees touch each other along with the feet.
For small children, it is a natural process that becomes alright as they grow up but sometimes can latch on to your body like a chronic ailment and it is usually due to soft or weakness in the bones in children as they are delicate or lack calcium content in the body.
The cases are usually strong in North America and different parts of Europe where it was found in a recent survey that nearly 15% of the kids belonging to those continents were malnourished and suffered from knock knees for various reasons.
Soft bones are termed as rickets that cause this problem to last well into old age due to which sometimes you get lightning bolts of pain that one has to feel to truly understand what its patients go through.
Sometimes, knock knees are also due to genetic disorders due to which they are but are most of the time harmless so no one needs to worry about it and simply needs to take steps to cure it.
The main causes of Genu Valgum is an obese body that has been battered by excessive eating and the protruding paunch not only adds to the burden of your body aside from making you look ugly it also causes knock knees to aggravate to a new level as the bones are not able to handle the immense weight.
So the obvious solution would be to get rid of the extra flabby exercising regularly like cardio exercises, running, jumping, 30-minute walking after each meal, and stretching, which is most important as it would relax your muscles and enable flexibility.
Orthotics are inserted in shoes to change the gait of an individual so that it looks normal when they are walking/running, which is comfortable for people that have one leg longer than the other while splints and braces are better alternatives for children.
Surgery is the last resort when the condition is too severe or exercising and weight loss treatment does not work out.