It’s rather sad that in this modern world, where bow legs are so easily prevented and cured, that many people go through life suffering from this condition. Of course, how easily bow legs can be corrected depends to a great extent upon the severity of the condition and the age of the person suffering from it. In very young children, even severe bow legs can be corrected swiftly and easily. In an older child, leg braces may be needed, but the bow legs are still easily curable. After the age of twenty, determination and will-power are necessary to cure bow legs, but the cure is still possible, and relatively easily.
Exercises to cure bow legs in adults
Before you actually proceed to methods of curing bow legs holistically, you must first examine your diet. Remember that a great many people who have bow legs originally developed the condition because of a lack of vitamin D and calcium. Have yourself tested for a dietary deficiency in these areas. Your doctor can easily recommend the requisite tests. If they come back showing a deficiency, ask your doctor for a list of foods or supplementation (or both) that will correct this deficiency.
The food you eat is the foundation of your health
If your diet is lacking the right nutrients, no course of corrective exercises will help. Make sure the foundation of your health is in order before you take treating your bow legs one step further. Generally speaking you need not only supplementation in calcium, but also in Vitamin D. But that’s only to start with. Fatty acids such as those found in fish or seeds are also crucial to curing bow legs.
Surgery isn’t required
The simple fact is that in this modern age, methods of exercise and physical therapy are certainly advanced enough to cure bow legs without necessitating surgery. Of course, this more natural approach requires a few months of time – but what’s a few months spent in curing your bow legs, as opposed to a lifetime of perfect good health?
A composite approach
Before the advent of modern medicine, treatments for bow legs used to fail because people never understood that the body was a composite whole. They didn’t realize that a combined approach to curing bow legs was needed, with attention paid equally to diet and nutrition, to physical therapy and exercise to strengthen the muscles, with special systems like yoga to enhance the flexibility of the joints.
Using a combined approach that merges these different systems gives results in very reasonable periods of time. Best of all, these approaches are painless and perfectly safe, unlike surgery, which always poses a potential threat to one’s health. Another crucial element that a good program to correct bow legs will focus on is 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 the posture also goes a long way towards correcting bow legs.