Question:

Are there any exercises to reduce knock knees?

Answer:

While I cannot make specific recommendations regarding your case without doing a thorough evaluation, I can offer some general information that may be helpful for you.

In general, knock knees refers to the position of the knees being closer to the body’s midline. There can be a couple reasons. Some people have structural differences in our bones and joints that affect how the hips, knees, and ankles are aligned. Muscular imbalances in the feet and hips can also contribute to being knock kneed.

Building strength in the hips and feet may help reduce knock knees alignment. In general, strengthening the muscles that turn the knees out are useful in helping correct knee position in people with knock knees that is muscular in nature. Additionally, strengthening the feet and ankles can help improved knock-kneed alignment.

I believe that seeing a licensed physical therapist would really be most beneficial as they can prescribe a more comprehensive exercise program and ensure that you are doing exercises correctly. Correcting a posture such as knock knees benefits a lot from having a trained eye with exercises to ensure proper form. Otherwise, poor form may re-enforce poor movement patterns.


**This reply is for informational purposes only. It’s not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, physical therapist, or other qualified health provider with a medical condition.