Can you live with knocked knees? It’s almost always just a normal part of their development, and their legs will normally straighten by the age of 6 or 7. Slight knock knees can continue into adulthood, but this also isn’t usually anything to worry about unless it causes other problems.
Can knock knees be corrected in adults? There is no fixed age limit for corrective surgery for knock knees. The surgical technique used may vary depending on age. Children can take advantage of their remaining growth to guide the bones straighter with minor surgery. Adults can benefit from osteotomy surgery on the knee to obtain a correction.
Is knock knees common? Knock knees (genu valgum) is a condition in which the knees tilt inward while the ankles remain spaced apart. The condition is slightly more common in girls, though boys can develop it too. Knock knees are usually part of a child’s normal growth and development.
Why do athletes have knock knees? When musculature is responsible for a valgus knee angle, it can be a result of tight hip adductors (those muscles that pull the legs together), weakness in the external rotators (or the medial “glutes”), foot pronation or inward angling of the foot, and sometimes even as a way for compensating from pain in another area