Like bow legs, knock knees are a common condition seen in children with their soft, developing bones.
Knock knees are a visible gap between the feet and ankles when standing with the knees together. It is a normal part of early childhood development and is commonly seen in young children, especially between the ages of 2 and 5 years old. The knees straighten out over time as the child grows, usually becoming completely straight by the time they are 8 years old.
Usually, no intervention is required to treat knock knees as they are corrected naturally over time. If knock knees occur in older children (around the age of 8) or teenagers, they may be suffering from a more serious condition such as leg length discrepancy.
Severe cases where pain is caused by the knock knees, or the child is limping, may also require further intervention. In such cases, do not hesitate to book a consultation with us to see what should be done for your child’s situation.