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What Are O-Shaped Legs?

Description of the condition:

O-shaped legs are a deformity of the lower limbs, in which the feet are not parallel to each other, but form the shape of the letter O. This condition can be caused by various reasons and can affect a person's gait and overall well-being.


  • Static O-shaped legs
  • Dynamic O-shaped legs


Symptoms of O-shaped legs may vary depending on their cause, but common signs include pain and discomfort when walking, feeling of fatigue in the legs, and instability when standing.


The causes of O-shaped legs can include developmental abnormalities of bones and joints, muscle and ligament anomalies, injuries, joint diseases, and foot deformities.


Diagnosis of O-shaped legs involves examination by an orthopedic doctor, X-rays, and computer tomography to assess the structure and position of the bones.


Treatment for O-shaped legs may include conservative methods such as wearing special footwear and orthopedic insoles, physiotherapy, massage, as well as surgical correction in cases of severe deformities.


Prevention of O-shaped legs includes proper selection of footwear, regular exercises for the legs, weight control, and avoiding traumatic loads on the lower limbs.


For the diagnosis and treatment of O-shaped legs, it is advisable to consult an orthopedic doctor.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.