Knock-Knees, also called Genu Valgum, is an inward bending of the legs from the knees to the ankles. This causes the knees to touch while the feet are apart when standing. It is commonly present between the ages 3 to 5. It usually corrects itself by the ages 6 or 7.
There is no special home care needed.
Follow up with your with your child’s healthcare provider as advised.
When to seek medical advice
Call your child’s healthcare provider right away if any of these occur:
Problem gets worse after your child's fourth birthday
Problem persists after your child’s seventh birthday
Child experiences pain, limping, or falling
With your child standing with his inner knees touching and both kneecaps pointing forward, the distance between your child's inner ankle bones is more than 3 inches.
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