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Bow legs or Knock knees
Hello Sir/Madam, Im an Indian AirForce aspirant and im very keen to serve my nation by serving in the forces. But recently i found out that ive got some disability in my knees and foot. My right foot is slightly flattened and my knees touch each other when i stand in attention position. After consulting 2 doctors i got two different results one of them said it i was suffering from knock knees whereas the other doc said i had bow legs. pls suggest a suitable solution and whether I'm eligible to serve in the forces if these can be treated and what if not. Please help ive been desperate to know the answer since months.
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If your knees touch each other in standing straight with flattened right foot, it's genu valgum or increased outward angulation. Collapsed medial arch causes flattening of foot and eventually to genu valgus deformity. Limb length difference is also likely in such persons. When both leg has the same shape and knees touch each other it's called knock knees. If the shape is there right from birth it's likely to be arthroidal ( joint shape influenced). If acquired due to injury or posture changes, it is due to laxity of ligaments and compression of cartilages. The acquired ones can be conservatively managed by the use of bio-mechanical braces and therapeutic exercises as suggested by your Physiotherapist. For severe angulation due to arthroidal reasons, you've to consult with an orthopedic surgeon experienced in corrective procedures. Post surgical Physiotherapy is essential if that's the case for rehabilitation.
Next Steps
consult with a Physiotherapist for posture evaluation and assessment of your condition for possibility of conservative management.
Health Tips
seek professional advice before jumping into conclusions. consult with recruitment advisor for best service, locally. concentrate on your performance and exercises to keep fit.
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