Knock Knees / Bow Legs in Adelaide

Knock Knees / Bow Legs Treatment in Adelaide

Knock Knees / Bow Legs, also known as genu valgum, is a condition in which a child’s knees turn inward when they stand or walk.  

It is common in young children and is usually not a problem, but it can be a sign of underlying issues with the feet or legs. If left untreated, knocked knees can lead to other foot and leg problems like curling toe in children.

Symptoms Associated with Knock Knees / Bow Legs:

Symptoms of Knock Knees / Bow Legs may include pain and discomfort in the feet and ankles, especially after prolonged standing or walking. Children with these conditions may also have difficulty participating in physical activities and may experience fatigue and difficulty with balance. 

Treatment for Knock Knees / Bow Legs:

At Keep Me Walking Podiatry, our team of children’s podiatrists is dedicated to helping children with Knock Knees / Bow Legs. We offer a range of treatments to address the root cause of the condition and promote healthy foot development. These treatments may include custom orthotics, physical therapy, and other techniques to improve the strength and alignment of the feet and ankles.

Our podiatrists will work with you and your child to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals. We understand that every patient is unique and we strive to provide the highest quality care to help your child achieve optimal foot and ankle health.

In addition to treatment, our podiatrists can also provide advice on how to prevent Knock Knees / Bow Legs as well as in toe/out toe from occurring or worsening in children. This may include recommendations on proper footwear, stretching exercises, and other strategies to support the health and function of your child’s feet. 

Treatment Options:

Treatments are different for every person depending on the patient’s symptoms and needs. Some treatment strategies may include:

Exercise &

Shoe wear adjustment



Dry needling


If your child is experiencing knocked knees or bow legs or has any other foot or ankle concerns, we encourage you to contact Keep Me Walking Podiatry at 1800962113 to schedule an appointment. Our team is here to help your child achieve relief and better foot and ankle health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Knocked knees, also known as genu valgum, and bow legs, also known as genu varum, can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, muscle imbalances, or certain medical conditions. It can also be a result of improper footwear or other external factors.
The treatment of knocked knees or bow legs in children will depend on the underlying cause of the condition. Common treatments include custom orthotics, physical therapy, and other techniques to improve the strength and alignment of the feet

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