Bowlegged and Vshaped?

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My knees are apart when my ankles are together. I also underpronate when I run.

When I try to walk or run with my toes point forwards, my knees turn inwards. My toes point outwards when my knees are straight.

Are these problems connected, or are they separate? Is there a certain muscle group that is too tight or weak? Please help me fix this, thank you!

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    It is also difficult for me to bring my,ankles together when I stand with my feet touching. I'm not sure if this is an issue too?
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    Is this a new development?

    If so, see your doctor.

    (Sorry, I don't know what "underpronate" means)

    If it has it always been like that, does it slow you down or put you in pain? If not you may simply be naturally bow-legged and it's nothing to worry about. Cowbys get bow legged from riding horses all their lives. But some people are just born that way. I was born knock-kneed, the reverse.

    No worries! My feet still touch the ground!

    So do yours, it seems.

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    It's always been like this, I think. Definitely not a new development. Just wondering if its caused by and imbalances of muscles or something.
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    Hi serendi if it is rickets, for example, it could be caused by diet.  Read the following artcle

    https://patient.info/doctor/vitamin-d-deficiency-including-osteomalacia-and-rickets

    You really ought to discuss it with your doctor.  Good luck!

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      Mrs Mop is right. Rickets are probably the most likely cause if you weren't bporn with it and no pain is involved.

      Rickets comes from a lack of Vitamin C, I believe. Very rare in the western world these days.

      Sailors isolated on ships for months at a time used to get it, if I'm not confusing it with something else – from lack of fresh fruit and veggies.

      But could also result from lack of calcium or poorly absorbed D3.

      Unlikely with a normal modern diet you'd get rickets to be honest.

      Check with your GP.

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