Yoga for Knock Knees
What are Knock Knees?
Knock knees also known as “Genu Valgum” are angular deformities at the knee, in which the head of the deformity points inward. A standing child whose knees touch but whose ankles do not is usually said to have knock knees.
During childhood, knock knees are a stage in healthy growth and development. Between birth and 18 months, a body alignment from hip to knee to ankle is normal. Then between 18 and 24 months, this alignment becomes typically neutral. When the child is between 2 and five years old, an inward-turning (valgus) alignment is normal. The alignment returns to neutral as the child grows.
Symptoms of Knock Knees:-
• Stiff joints
• Knee pain
• Walking with a limp
• Stressed ligaments and muscles
Causes of Knock Knees:-
• Injury in your knee or leg.
• Bone malformation a disease caused by lack of vitamin D and calcium.
• Arthritis in your knee joints
Yoga For knock Knees:-
1. Warrior Pose:–
• This poses focus on your neck, shoulders, lungs, chest, stomach, groin, thighs, knees, calves and ankles which helps in stretching and strengthening leg muscles.
• It is beneficial in treating knock knees and sciatica.
2. Corpse Pose:–
• It helps to relax your body thoroughly.
• It helps to bring a sense of calm and peace.
• It helps to rejuvenate your body and relaxes it entirely after the yoga pose.
3. Wind-Relieving Pose:–
• This pose helps to get rid of excess gas in your body. But it also helps you to exercise your knee muscle.
4. Triangle Pose:–
• This pose helps to strengthen your leg muscles and knees.
• It is helpful in curing the knock knees.
5. Salabhasana or the Locust Pose:–
• This asana or pose works mainly on the lower part of your body.
• It also helps to strengthen your legs and tone them and relieves stress as well.
• It does seem like a relaxed posture, but it is not as easy as it looks.
• It will significantly improve your posture as well.
So these are yoga asanas to do if you are suffering from Knock Knees.