… pediatrician if your child’s legs are still bowed beyond the age of two, or if the condition becomes worse.

Diagnosing Bowlegs

Bowed legs are easy to spot, but a doctor can tell you how severe the condition is, or whether it is caused by an underlying disease.

During your visit, your doctor will likely take your child’s leg measurements and observe him or her walking. Your doctor may also order an X-ray of the knees and blood tests to confirm diagnosis. Imaging tests can help your doctor view any bone abnormalities in the legs and knees, while blood tests can determine if bowlegs is caused by an underlying condition such as rickets or Paget’s disease.

Black & Bowlegged: What Really Causes It?  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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