Bow legs and knock knees are often not only seen as a cosmetic defect, they can also lead to developing a more serious condition in the joints known as arthritis. Arthritis is a condition in the joints, often an autoimmune disorder, based on the loss of cartilage between the bones which often leadsto limited mobility and pain.
Basically, the weight of the body is evenly distributed along the knee joint in legs that are straight. A person who has bow legs or a knock knee condition distributes the body weight unevenly. This can create greater wear on one side of the knee joint as time passes causing more wear on the tendons and cartilage of the knee.
The cartilage in the knee serves to keep the bones from rubbing together and works to let the knee joint operate smoothly. The uneven wear on the knee joint from having bow legs or a knock knee condition can lead to arthritis in the joint because the cartilage is worn down in such a manner.
The onset of arthritis
The cartilage loses its elasticity which in turn creates even more wear and soon it is worn away with the bones rubbing against each other and causing a great deal of pain.
While arthritis generally develops in the later stages of life, a person with bow legs or knock knees can set the stage for arthritis to develop sooner in the knee joints. However this does not mean that people with bow legs and knock knees will necessarily develop arthritis at some point in their life.
A slight bend in the legs may not cause any bigger problems, when the deviation of the knee joint simply is not severe enough to cause the cartilage to wear unevenly. Naturally, you will need to see your physician to determine if your knee joints are more vulnerable to developing arthritis.
In severe cases, surgery may be the only option to correct bow legs or knock knees. Surgical procedures will correct the axis of the joint to allow for proper, even weight distribution. This means that your legs will be straightened which can help in a significant manner to avoid the early onset of arthritis.
First signs of arthritis
There are numerous signs that your bow legs or knock knees are potentially developing arthritis.
The truth is that while the threat of developing arthritis is concerning, you can take actions early on that will slow down and even prevent it from developing. The key is being aware of what your body is telling you and acting accordingly. If you are worried about your bow legs or knock knee condition, go and speak to an orthopedic specialist.
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