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Aug
21
2011

For those who were looking for bow legs supporters, here it is (not sure till when this product is available):
O Leg Correction Band / Supporter


Bandages to Correct Bow Legs


Pedaq Correct Functional Insole Bowlegs Knock-knees Bunion Flat feet

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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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Apr
12
2010

Hi all,

I’ve been writing about bow legs for quite some time now. I’d like to know what you would like to read about regarding bow legs, and I’ll do my best to research it and try to write about it.
In addition, whenever I find products that are relevant to bow legs I update you all as well, but please help me by giving me feedback on what you would like to know:

Would you like to read more about bow legs exercises?
Would you like to see more bow legs correction videos?
Would you like to read about bow legs real life stories?
Are there any products you are interested in?

I started this blog because I couldn’t find information regarding adults with bow legs and ways to fix this deformity. I would like this blog to be helpful for all of you who are also interested in bow legs and would really appreciate your feedback.

Thanks,

- 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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Dec
17
2009

Bow Legs and Arthritis

Posted by: Shelley in Categories: Bow Legs.
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I found this article very interesting. It explains that relation between bow legs and knock knees to arthritis.
Here is the article about Bow Legs and Arthritis.

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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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Aug
19
2009

I’ve found some nice links today to some more information regarding adults with bow legs:

Please write a comment/add a new post to the forum if there’s something you think this blog should cover as well regarding bow legs. I will try to find the relevant information if relevant.

- Shelley

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Jun
23
2009

Many people are looking for a way to fix their bow legs without a surgery. I was looking for such information many times in the past as well. What I hoped to find was that there were exercises to fix bow legs that will help me control the shape of my bow legs.

After a lot of research I came to the conclusion that there aren’t any exercises to fix bow legs :(

My Doctor (Orthopedist) told me that the shape of the bow legs (in my case at least) can only be fixed by a surgery.  My Pilates instructor told me that exercise won’t change the shape of my bow legs, but it can help me change my posture, so that my bow legs would look better. Both recommended me to try Pilates.

If exercise cannot help to fix bow legs, at least it can help reshape your body and posture. I started Pilates a couple of months ago, and I really feel better as a result.

Here is a list of eBooks and Videos that are supposed to help make your lower body/legs look better (I never tried them):

  1. Leg Exercises/Lower Body Workouts for Women
  2. Fitness Ebooks
164 Comments
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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