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Yoga for Knock Knees
14 Jun

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.

Obesity

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.


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