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Inward pointing of knee - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   ok when i stand with my feet straight my knee look like their pointing inward.what is this and how do i fix it
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   is there any bowing of the leg?
User :   what do you mean
Doctor :   when you stand with your feet together is there any gap between the knees and does the leg appears to be bent ?
User :   yea there is a gap
User :   like my knees don't touch
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any problem in walking?
User :   like when i squat they go inward like genu valgum but my teacher said my one of muscles just needs stretched
Doctor :   if it is muscle tightened which i doubt that will not cause any visible gaps, it will cause discomfort in walking
Doctor :   if there is any visible gap like genu valgum it requires surgery for correction
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