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Childs legs bones can be curved due to rickets or by birth.

Hi,can u plz tell me that a child s legs bones can be curved due to rickets or by birth also my child is 16 months old and has not still started walking.
Asked On : Sun, 16 May 2010
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
hi,I am quoting some of the causes of bowing of legs in children
Parents of children who have bowed legs often want to know if the child's legs are abnormal. First, bowing or the technical term genu varum (genu = knee, varus / varum = angles in) is a part of the normal development of a child. The role of the physician is to determine if the bowing is physiologic (part of normal development) or pathologic (due to some disease process). Physiologic bowing will improve as the child grows without treatment, while pathologic bowing will tend to worsen over time without treatment. Many disease processes effecting bone growth cause pathologic bowing. Two of the more common diseases known to cause bowing are Rickets and Blount's disease.

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General & Family Physician Dr. JItendra Sharma's  Response
Ur child might start walking very soon. Yes curved bones can be by birth and due to rickets also.
Answered: Sun, 20 Mar 2011
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari's  Response
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Your child may or not be rickets victim, in case of child there is late in devlopment and start to walk late. The legs may be curved by birth.. Please monitor this and consult your nearest paediatricians
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