K legs, also known as “genu varum,” are a condition where an individual’s legs appear to bend outward at the knees, resembling the letter “K.” There are four main causes of K legs:
1. Nutritional Deficiencies.
Malnutrition during early childhood can weaken bones, leading to inadequate growth and alignment issues. In particular, deficiencies in vitamin D and calcium can hinder proper bone development.
2. Blount’s Disease.
This is a growth disorder of the tibia (shinbone) that occurs in childhood. It can lead to abnormal bowing of the legs if left untreated.
Rickets is a disorder caused by a lack of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate, leading to softening and weakening of the bones. It can result in bowed legs in children.
4. Genetic Factors.
Some individuals may have a genetic predisposition to K legs. Family history can play a role in the development of this condition….See More