This is going to sound a little strange but Since I was about 12 I've been aware that my knees were close together (knocked kneed you could say) this has meant that I've never been able to comfortably cross one leg on top of the other, nor can my feet touch while i am standing up. However I'm a little overweight so I don't think anybody else has really ever noticed (if they have they've been to polite to say anything). Of course growing up I constantly compared my legs to others and although I was sure there was a difference I gradually reassured myself that I was just being silly and that i was probably overexaggerating it in my mind.
However I've recently been experiencing leg pain on the outer sides of my knees, it's a constant dull ache that comes on after walking fair distances, I've also noticed that my shoes wear out on the inner edges faster that what they do on the outer edges, so there really is a problem.
After talking to my family about this they said my legs had always been like it and they presumed that I would eventually grow out of it! This is made especially poinent by the fact that I am by far the shortest member of the family.
This of course has upset me a great deal as I am sure the problem has become far more prominant over the past few years.
I have tried to research the condition and options for me to no avail so please if anybody has any info whatsoever I would love to hear it/read it. I have so many questions, is it possible to cure this condition at my age? what would the treatment be? am i going to end up with crutches/wheelchair? (to be honest either is preferable to not being able to get around). If it wasnt for this problem would I be taller, more able to exercise,healthier? I'm so sorry there is just so much I would like to know, and so little info availiable.
As I said I am a little over weight (something I am working on changing-although finding it hard to exercise due to pain) so I expect that has contributed but I don't know as it stands I can only see things getting worse as I age.
Do you think I should make an appointment with my GP?
Many thanks, from a very confused and worried 21 year old