Black & Bowlegged: What Really Causes It?

bowleggedSome may think it’s sexy. Others think that it’s just a cowboy/down south thing. But when you see an adult that is bowlegged, everyone has an opinion. But how did they get that way?

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By age 3, most kids no longer appear bowlegged. And by age 7 or 8, most children’s legs have reached the angle they’ll retain into adulthood. Rarely, bowlegs are caused by  a condition called Blount’s disease, a bone disorder that affects the shins.

Other, rarer conditions may also result in bowed legs in toddlers. Disorders of metabolism can also lead to bowed legs.

Here’s a breakdown of other causes that can affect having bowlegs: