Is your knee deviated backward while standing erect?


Some people have knee joint deviated backwards when seen from the sides while the individual stands on their legs fully extended (i.e. when standing straight with full bodyweight on the feet). This condition is known as Genu recurvatum.

The severity of this illness can vary although depending upon the angulation. It’s more common with females. It may be related to loose ligaments around the knee joint that might have been acquired by birth genetically, cerebral palsy etc.

This condition might lead to knee pain, a decreased ability to walk or run, osteoarthritis etc. Strengthening of quadriceps muscles of the thigh is said to be helpful to retain the joints stability and decrease pain.

However, depending on severity bracing or surgical intervention might also be needed.

P.S.- This blog is not a professional medical guide for any purpose and contents in this blog have errors. For all your health concerns please be guided by a healthcare professional and/or other reliable resources.