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In today's modern world, where bow legs are so easily corrected, it's rather sad that many people still go through life suffering from this condition. Of course, the ease with which bow legs can be corrected depends to a great extent on both the severity of the condition and the age of the sufferer. In very young children, even severe cases of bowed legs can be corrected swiftly and easily. In an older child, leg braces may be needed, but bowed legs are still easily curable. After the age of twenty, straightening bow legs takes determination and willpower, but it's still both possible and relatively easy.
Exercises to straighten bow legs in adults
Before you actually go ahead with the holistic methods we're about to introduce for straightening bow legs, it's important to first consider your current diet. As we noted, this is because many bow leg sufferers originally develop the condition as a result of vitamin D and calcium deficiencies. This means that the first step is to have yourself tested for a dietary deficiency. Your doctor can easily recommend the required tests. If your test results reveal a deficiency, ask your doctor for a list of foods and supplements to help you correct this deficiency.
Your diet is the foundation for your health
If your diet lacks the right nutrients, no course of corrective exercises will be able to help you straighten your bowed legs. It's therefore important that you take care of your basic dietary requirements before taking further steps to treat your bowed legs. Generally, you need to start supplementing your diet with both calcium and vitamin D. And that's just the start. Fatty acids such as Omega-3 and Omega-6, found in fish or seeds, are also crucial.
Surgery isn't necessary
The simple fact is that there are exercise and physical therapy approaches which are certainly advanced enough to straighten bow legs without any need for surgery. Of course, this more natural approach will require a few months of effort - but what're a few months spent on straightening your bow legs, when compared to a lifetime of perfect health?
A composite approach
Before the advent of modern medicine, treatments for bow legs often failed because people didn't appreciate or understand the fact that the body is a composite whole. They didn't realize the need for a combined approach to straightening bow legs that paid equal attention to diet and nutrition, physical therapy and exercise to strengthen the muscles, and special systems like yoga to enhance joint flexibility.
Using a combined approach that merges these different systems can yield results in a very reasonable period of time. Best of all, these approaches are painless and perfectly safe when compared to surgery, which always poses a potential threat to one's health. Another crucial element of any good program to correct bow legs will be a focus on posture. You may have noticed that bow legs and incorrect posture go together. What was that I was saying, about the body being a composite whole? Exactly. Correcting one's posture also goes a long way towards correcting bow legs.
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