Are you living with knock knees? Are your legs properly aligned? Are you experiencing people are looking at your walking? Do you know the health effects your leg structure has upon your health? Knock knees can a serious health concern if neglected.

 

What is Knock Knees?

Knock knee (Genu Valgum) is a condition whereby a person’s knee angle in and hit each other while walking, People suffering from knock knees cannot place their feet together while standing or straightening their legs.

The female population is highly prone to have knock knee compared to males as they have a wider pelvis which tends to shift the weight awkwardly towards the inside of the knee.

What other complications of knock knee?

  • Knee Pain
  • Stiff Joint
  • Poor Posture
  • Imbalance in Standing or Walking

Can Knock Knee be corrected in adults? Yes, below are the 7 most effective corrective exercises:

  1. Butterfly stretch
  2. Seated internal rotation stretch
  3. Crab walk with resistance band
  4. Single glute bridge hold with leg raise
  5. Clam with resistance band
  6. Resistance band squat
  7. Full plank

Rest 1 – 2 minutes in between exercises and perform 3 sets of 30 secs

Article by GAN YEE JIE

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