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Knock Knees- Genu Valgum

Genu Valgum commonly known as knocked knees, is a condition in which the knees roll in and touch each other when the legs are straightened and when standing. In some cases children are unable to stand with their feet together due to the angle of the knees. This condition is most common in 2-5 year olds. Pronated or rolled in feet are usually an underlying contributing factor that influence the angle the knees can operate on. Children in general often have quite flexible joints – and those with genu valgum can be quite hyper-mobile in their joints which encourages feet and knees to roll in. Orthotic therapy is usually indicated to help align the feet and knees along with advice on supportive footwear.