Knock knees (genu valgum) is a common condition (especially for women) in which the knees face inward when standing, walking, running, etc. When performing impact exercises like running, having knock knees can predispose you to injuries at the hips, knees, ankles, and/or feet (overpronation). Orthotic inserts for your shoes may be recommended if you have knock knees, particularly if you are a runner. Having knock knees while performing impact exercises (esp. running) will most likely predispose you to joint problems later in life unless you either wear orthotic inserts or avoid the exercise altogether. Non-impact exercises like walking, swimming and biking are safer alternative exercises for those who have knock knees.
Brian Danley, CFT
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