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When a child walks or runs with his/her knees very close together, perhaps even touching when walking he or she has knock knees or Genu Valgum. Although it is of an understandable concern to you and your child, it does not cause any serious complications or problems in life. Visit our child Podiatrist in Irvine
In the first 12 months of life, bowed legs are normal. The legs naturally bow outward and begin to straighten as the baby grows. By age 4, it is common to see the child become knock kneed, and then between ages 7-10, the legs again become straight. A family history of knock knees is common. In some cases, the knock knees are due to trauma to the growth areas in the knee, infections or, very rarely, arthritis. Most of the cases do not require any treatment.
For most children the treatment is observation. You may want to take a picture of your child standing and, several months later, take another photo to compare the straightening process. Rmember, children with knock knees can effectively participate in sports.even if knock knees continue into adulthood, rarely would any serious complications occur.
Occasionally, bracing is used if the knock knees continue to progress. Only in rare cases is an operation needed to correct the legs. Surgery is done for cosmetic reasons, to prevent arthritis or improve the way the child walks.
Our podiatrist in Irvine, Dr. Sima Soltani, is specializing in operation less treatments. With more than 20 years of experience in treating patients with foot and ankle problems, we are the most reliable podiatry clinic in Irvine California.Learn About Our Practice
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You will be shocked to know that normally you should not have pain in your feet your feet and ankles are amazing! However, tend to underestimate its importance to our everyday life. The number of steps a person takes on a daily basis range from 10,000 to 15,000. It takes a real beating to your feet and ankle which can lead to the inevitable common foot and ankle injury. More than half of Americans seek help for their feet and ankles problems every year.
If you are having a foot problem, don't consider yourself alone as more than millions of the population seek help for their foot problems every year. If you need to find a foot doctor (podiatrist) and are out of the Irvine, Orange County area, consider making an appointment with our podiatrist in Irvine. Here are some foot problems we treat in our podiatry office
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949 786 7114
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