Solution To Overcome O Legs Or Bowlegs Or Genu Varum In 3-year-old Children?
Noon I have a sibling whose children are still toddlers and can walk. Now when I look at him, his legs are like letter O, and when he walks, the right and left legs sometimes collide because the legs are not straight. Can it be treated? Please the solution. And I’ve also seen in advertisements that there are shoes that can treat this. Is it true? If it’s true please tell. Thanks.
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O leg or bowlegs or genu varum is a condition where the knee remains wide open when someone stands even though the ankle is pressed together. This condition can be found in infants up to 18 months of age. Therefore, if found in children aged 2 years and over, you should take it to consult with an orthopedic specialist so that it can be examined and find out the cause. Later the doctor will give treatment and at the same time treat the underlying disease to form O foot so that the condition does not recur. The treatment that can be undertaken is therapy by using special shoes or special foot support (brace). If in this way can not improve the condition or if the leg O is due to bone abnormalities, surgery will be the next treatment option.
Here are some conditions or diseases that can cause the formation of the O leg, namely:
1. Learn to walk too fast. Ideally children learn to walk at the age of 11-14 months.
3. Vitamin D deficiency or rickets.
4. Certain diseases, such as Paget's disease and dwarfism.
Meanwhile, encourage children to play outside the house to be exposed to sunlight. Give children foods that are high in vitamin D, such as fish, liver and dairy products. You can also give children supplements that contain vitamin D.
Thus hopefully useful.