Bowed legs (aka bowlegs, bow legs, or genu varum) can come from weak & tight muscles, bone deformations, and/or degeneration. These stretches & exercises are designed to help if it’s coming from weak and/or tight hip muscles. See more tight hip exercises:
Start off with reverse clamshells and sidelying hip adduction. These will help strengthen the internal rotator and adductor muscles to pull the knees back inwards.
Using a resistive band to help strengthen the dorsiflexor muscles are also a great way to help correct the knee position while walking.
Supine and seated figure four stretches are great to loosen up tight glutes and external hip rotators that might be pulling the hips and knees outwards.
Hip internal rotator muscles can also be strengthened in sitting without or with a resistive band.
Finally, in standing, a hip hinge with a ball squeeze at the knees will help strengthen the hip adductors and internal rotators.
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