By Cindy Octhaliany Physiotherapist at Optimum Health Solutions – Liverpool
Many parents often come to health professionals concerned about the way their child walks. Here, we will cover 3 common concerns parents have regarding the alignment of their child’s legs when walking!
Knocked knees and bowed legs:
Knocked knees, medically known as “genu valgum”, is when a person who is standing straight have their knees touching while their feet are apart. A moderate amount of knocked knee is normal for kids aged 2-4 years old. This may persist up to 7-8 years of age.
Bowed legs, medically known as “genu varum”, is when person who standing straight walks have their feet touching each other, while their knees are apart.