Knock knees are what we call (Valgus knee) in the medical term.
So what causes your knee to “go in”?
1. Genetics are a big contributing factor for people who suffer from moderate to severe knock knees. These cases normally require surgical intervention.
2. Flat feet (also genetics) can also cause knock knees , as it changes the alignment of your whole foot. The use of orthotics to lift up your arch and change your footwear. There are also exercises that physiotherapists can teach individuals to help reduce the progression of your flat feet.
Some other contributing factors for knock knees that we as physiotherapists normally see are mild to moderate knock knees individuals which the likelihood of the contributing factors were more environmental/ biomechanics rather than genetics.
3. Tight inner thigh muscles will pull your thigh inwards causing your knee to turn slightly inwards as well hence stretching them are vital.
4. Weak gluteal muscles will lead to inability for you to control the turning out of your hip which leads to an alignment issue that collapses your knee inwardly.
The youtube video that we created will show you some simple exercises that will help kick start your knock knees problem.
Here at Capital Physiotherapy, our physiotherapists are the experts in helping you to fix your posture/alignment issues as well as all the discomfort that comes with it!
We can help you break this habit and lead a healthier and pain free lifestyle.
Our physiotherapist will be able to give you individualised advice/ treatment plan that is tailored for your particular needs.
At Capital Physiotherapy, your initial appointment is 40-60minutes long. This allows our physios to be thorough in their assessment, as well as giving them enough time to give you treatment on the same consultation!
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