Re: Why bow legs and knock knee lead to arthritis?

I am male, 48 yrs. old. I do not practice sports regularly. Some walking but irregular. I developed mild pain while climbing stairs last one year. An orthopaedic, after seeing the x ray of the kness, told me I have developed osteoarthritis. prescribed some analgesics and chondroitin-glucosamine and some exercise for strengthening quadirceps muscle. he advised me not to climb up, not to bend knees.

My question is do I have to stop bending, climbing even a few stairs for the rest of my life? can I walk on plane surface, can I climb 2/3 floors by stairs? And finally, do I really have osteoarthritis? Because another general physician told me, I only have bow legs, not arthitis.

regards.

Posted By M. S. Ahsan on January 21, 2008 at 12:03:49:

In Reply to: Why bow legs and knock knee lead to arthritis? posted by Doctor Veklich on December 04, 2007 at 05:13:04:

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