Osteoarthritis and Bow-Leggedness
So today I’m going to share with you a video of a 65 year old man with degeneration and bow-leggedness of his knees. As you can see from his walking, he is shifting his weight side to side. This is very common for patients with degeneration inside of his knees to walk in this manner. As there is pain or compression on the inside of his knees, he’s trying to transfer the weight to the outside of his feet.
This is why it will cause the waddling gait or the waddling walking pattern. While it may seem like a good compensation, his bow-leggedness will worsen over time if he continues to do so. This is why it is so important to find a way to redistribute the forces going through his knees to slow down degeneration.