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Feb
25
2011

Last week ‘Not a Cowgirl’ left a great comment with a personal story regarding her bow legs surgery.

I think this story really helps understand the meaning of going through a bow legs surgery, and I personally wanted to read more about this after reading this comment. So…I’ve decided to share a link to her blog, where you can see pictures of the bow legs before and after and read more about her bow legs story – http://notacowgirl.wordpress.com/

In addition, I wanted to thank all of you for sharing your experience! Most people that visit this site suffer from bow legs and are looking for answers and your stories are important.

Don’t forget to read the comment and add your own -http://bow-legged.com/bow-legs-correction-interview-with-someone-who-had-the-surgery/

Have a great weekend!

Shelley

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Feb
23
2010

I have bow legs and I’m running 5 KM once a week for over a year now. I saw in several websites that running with bow legs might cause problems and saw someone mentioning “under-pronation” which I wasn’t sure what it was so here are a few resources I found that talk about bow legs and running in general:

I use Nike Air mostly and New Balance for running, and I really like both of them.
New Balance WR1224 (Women's) - Silver/Azalea New Balance WR1225 (Women's) - White/Blue
adidas adiStar Ride 2 (Women's) - Running White/Dark Steel Metallic/Art Red adidas Supernova Sequence 2 (Women's) - Running White/Dark Steel Metallic/Art Green
Enjoy,
- Shelley
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Aug
28
2009

Halloween is coming!

I’ve been looking for some Halloween costumes that will make my body look great.

Whenever I went to the stores to search for costumes, they all had the same short and sexy costumes that are not ideal for my bow legs… well, I haven’t given up so easily! I found some online stores with a wide selection of costumes that to my opinion can look great on bow legs!

Here are the costumes I liked:

Addams Family Morticia

Addams Family Morticia Adult Costume

Sandy From Grease

Sandys Deluxe Leather Jacket Adult Costume

Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel Elite Adult Costume

Renaissance Girl

2 Pc Renaissance Girl Adult

Luscious Leopard

Luscious Leopard Adult Costume

Egyptian Dancer

Egyptian Dancer Adult Costume


Online costumes stores:
CostumeDiscounters.com

AnytimeCostumes.com

Costumekingdom.com

CostumeCity.Com

SpiritHalloween.com

Good luck finding the best one for you!

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Aug
21
2009

Bow legs correction

Posted by: Shelley in Categories: Bow Legs.
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I found this video today on YouTube. In this video you can find some information on bow legs correction treatment.

Personally, I don’t think I’ll ever do the surgery (unless I have to of course), but I hope this helps anyone who is considering it.

– Shelley

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May
20
2009

I searched for pictures of before and after the bow legs correction surgery. I found this websites very informative: http://www.doctorveklich.com/patients.htm.
I must say that these pictures (and information from the site) makes me really consider the bow legs surgery option… It doesn’t look too painful, and seems like the results are good too.

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May
17
2009

I’m usually talking about adults with bow legs, but today I’ve decided to write about children with bow legs. I think that if parents would have paid more attention to their child’s bow legs, in many cases this deformity could have been treated.

 

I’ve searched the web looking for information regarding bow legs. It seems that all (or almost all) children are born with bow legs (Genu Varum), and as they grow the legs get straiten (when the child is about 3 years old.)

In some cases the bow legs shape persists. A possible cause is if the child is sick or suffers from a condition that makes the bones soft and therefore the legs stay bowed, such as rickets (but since I’m not a doctor, I really recommend going to the doctor to check this.)

 

When I five years old I walked with my feet pointing in. My parents took me to the Doctor (orthopedist) who gave me shoes that were connected by an iron brace to wear at night. He thought it was too late to fix the shape of the legs, but this could change the way I stand. I think that overall this helped my posture, as I no longer stand with my feet pointing in.
I’ve been told that the solution to “permanent” bow legs for kids back when I was a child was to put a cast on the child’s legs to straiten them. I don’t know if today they are using the same methods, or if it works.

 

Bow legs might be very frustrating when you are older and start noticing them, so if this could be treated in small children, why not give it a try?

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May
01
2009

O Legs Treatment for Adults

Posted by: Shelley in Categories: Bow Legs.
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After searching for information on the web regarding adults’ o legs treatment, these are the conclusions I came up with:

Usually a treatment is not required for adults with o legs. In severe cases a surgery is the solution.

Exercises can help make the legs look better (like it helps anyone else without this problem), but they won’t change the bow shape and they won’t “fix” the o legs.

There are o legs supporters/o legs bands that are claimed to help this situation, but I never checked these products and never seen any reviews on them (I’ll update this post with a link once I find where to get them.)

There are also High-Sandals for Bowlegs.

I recommend that you consult your doctor if you want to find the most reliable information and the best treatment for you.

18 Comments
Apr
27
2009

I’ve been searching for a long time for a place that sells shoes for bow legs, and today I finally found a website that sells High-Sandals for Bowlegs.

I cannot recommend as I haven’t tried them myself, but if you bought it or going to please leave a comment.

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Apr
15
2009

If you have o-legs/bow legs, you’re probably not comfortable wearing short pants or skirts, especially if you are a woman. The most annoying thing is that wearing short skirts makes you feel uncomfortable because you are afraid that everyone would notice your legs…even in gym class you wear long pants because you think it looks better…Well, there are solutions for this when it comes to what you wear (!!!), and here is my advice:

No: Pants that end just above your knees. These pants might emphasize the shape of your legs, and this is exactly what you want to avoid!

Yes:  Pants that will allow you to show your legs and no one will notice the o shape.

  • Wearing pants that end just bellow you knee (3/4 pants and tights)
  • Long pants that are NOT tight
  • Very short pants

Things you can wear:

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Apr
14
2009

I was looking for information on bow legs surgery and found this interesting video on YouTube.
It shows a person who had a bow legs correction surgery and according to the title, walks just before Ilizarov-Veklich apparatus removal.
I wonder what it looks like after the removal, if it hurts or if there are scars on the legs.

– Video was taken from http://www.youtube.com/

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