Some 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?
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: