Help!!!! My son might have knock knee

Charleen - posted on 06/20/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Ok my son is 2 1/2 his knees turn inwards knee caps are slightly outward and calves and feet apart. Took him to the dr and they say it's normal. Does anyone else have this expirience they say it will straighten itself out even on the websites I hsve been to say it I'm just scared because my step daughter is ten n has knock knee bad heron wint get it corrected any advice

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Elizabeth - posted on 10/25/2012

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I had knock knees as a child. I think they must have been hereditary. My grandmother had them too. She never had them corrected. They weren't severe and they didn't inhibit her (she was absolutely gorgeous), but you could notice it a little. I, on the other hand wore corrective shoes at the age of 4 to 5. They looked like normal shoes, but I think they had metal plates in the sides to help keep my feet from rolling in on the arches. My legs aren't perfectly straight today, but I think I'm the only one who notices. They are much straighter than my grandmother's were. I've been concerned about my daughter because it looks like she might have inherited the same little legs. So far, her doctor says it's normal, not to worry. She's 2, so I'll give it a little more time, but if she needs the shoes like I had I'll get them for her. I assume it's best to do it when they're young like I was. I don't think it's a big deal, but if you're concerned about it, make sure it gets some attention.

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Charleen - posted on 06/22/2012

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Im just worried because his older half sister is 10 and is knock kneed but her mom wont get it corrected on her but if something is wrong with my kids I can correct it. I just dont want him to go through teasing and pain and not be able to play sports you know. Just worried. I am glad to know that it is normal.

Katilyn - posted on 06/21/2012

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Yes, it's normal. My 3 year old has knock knees; my 18 mo old has bow legs... both are totally normal at their ages. Babies are born bow-legged and stay that way until they are 2 or so which is when the legs shift inward and becomes knock knees. It's a normal part of the development of the legs. If it doesn't self-correct by the time they are 8 or so then there may be a problem... then again, maybe not. Most likely nothing to worry about. :)

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