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Bow Shaped Legs of 13 months old !!

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    Bow Shaped Legs of 13 months old !!

    hi !! have just noticed my LO having a little bow shaped legs.....tho havent seen a doc yet....would like to know ur inputs on the same.....

    any massages or streching i can do at home ?
    any reco on the doc ?
    is it really a matter of worry ??

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    See a doctor and get a proper diagnosis before you do anything - including worry. If you start doing things (stretches, etc.) that are incorrect for the particular condition (if anything) you can make things worse.

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    Have a look at most toddlers - they have bow shaped legs! But if you are concerned see a dr before doing anything as you may be worrying unnecessarily or even cause harm to him/her. Better to get it checked and put your mind at rest.
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    Yeah, was just thinking my one-year-old's legs look bow shaped too. Well, when he's walking and he only started walking in winter so his legs are always covered... haven't taken a close look at them without pants on. Thought that was just because of how they walk when they're starting out, trying to balance etc.

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    All toddlers have slightly bow shaped legs (tibial varum) but as the develop they straighten. Then as teenagers they become a little knocked knee (genu valgum) especially girls as the pelvis develops. If you are concerned I would suggest consulting a Podiatrist as they specialise in the lower limb and will be able to fully assess your child.

    Alexandra Duff
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    Physiomotion Ltd.

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    thank you for ur replies & suggestions....would be nice if u could recommend some gud doc for the same...
    podmum: will chk d ref. u mentioned, thanks for the inputs!!

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    hello there !!
    have chkd with few drs...& got the feedback saing its very common with young children & gets better as they grow older.
    also have been asked to take vitamin D, as bow shaped legs could be cause of vitamin D deficiency.....

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