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Bowleg Treatment

Stylex Treatment

Stylex treatment tackles the problem of internal hip rotation, by strengthening hip external rotator muscles and stretching hip Z-ligamen, to improve bowleg and protrusion of abdomen, hip and shank.

Recent studies showed that there are 30% to 40% of people in Hong Kong have genu varum (bowleg) in different severity.

Genu varum can lead to serious problems with increasing age. If the main factor causing the deterioration of the cartilage of the inner side of the knee is not treated, further knee deformities and pain level will increase and finally knee operation may be required.

Recent studies suggested that hip internal rotation is a main factor causing genu varum. This factor leads to the protrusion of hip, shank and abdomen of the body.


It is also considered that some sitting habit with crossed legs can also lead to the condition of genu varum. The ligament in front of the hip joint is tightened up, leading to further hip internal rotation.

Current common treatments

Current common treatments cannot correct genu varum. They only reduce the pain level. They include:

  • NSAIDS (anti-inflammatory drugs)
    Mainly for pain killing and cannot reduce the damage and deterioration of the knee.
  • Glucosamine 
    Mainly for cartilage repair for the early stage of osteoarthritis and cannot reduce the rate of deterioration on the bowleg deformity.
  • Hyaluronic acid injection
    A lubricant for reducing the friction in the joint which may reduce the pain in short terms.
  • Heel wedge 
    Reduce knee adduction moment and can slightly reduce the pressure in the joint.
  • OA knee brace 
    Currently the best non-operative treatment to alleviate the pain and the rate of deterioration. It reduces the pressure by a lever system with 4-points pressure. It needs prolonged wearing hours. Please refer to Bledsoe Knee Brace Professional Fitting.

Stylex Treatment


Recently the medical field in Korea discovered that the main cause of genu varum is hip internal rotation. The knee and the shank are internally rotated with the hip so that the hip muscles and shank muscles are protruded out. This condition affects the gait, leads to medial knee pain and knee cap pain, and affects the outlook of the body shape.


Stylex treatment is an active resistant training on the hip external rotator muscles. Together with the stretching of the ligament in front of the hip joint, it reduces the degree of genu varum and protrusion of the hip, shank and abdomen.

Studies showed that the training should last for 5 months, 3 days a week, each session 20 to 60 minutes.

Treatment effect


  • Pain caused by the osteoarthritis can be alleviated
  • Back pain is alleviated
  • Tiredness on walking is reduced


  • Reduce protrusion of the abdomen, hip and shank
  • Reduce degree of genu varum

Our centres in Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai provide Stylex treatment. Pedorthists will monitor the procedure and assess the progress. Please contact us for more information. (Tsim Sha Tsui: 35763639; Wan Chai: 25229673)

Rental of Stylex is now available. It is more convenient for those who cannot frequently come to our centres for Stylex treatment. They are clearly instructed how to set up and operate that machine at home. Please contact us for more information.

Bowleg - One of the factors causing osteoarthritic knee (case sharing and treatment method) (in Cantonese)


Pedorthic Centres

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Rm 505, 5/F, Capitol Centre, 5-19 Jardine's Bazaar, Causeway Bay (CWB MTR Exit F1)
Tel. 2332 9375
Rm 1101, Methodist House, 36 Hennessy Road, Wanchai (Upper of Methodist Church)
Tel. 2522 9673
Happy Walking, Shop 132, 1/F, Hing Wah Plaza, 11 Wan Tsui Road, Chai Wan (CW MTR Exit E)
Tel. 2157 9026
9/F, Eastern Flower Centre, 22-24 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (TST MTR Exit B2)
Tel. 3576 3639
Medimart, Shop A2-A5, G/F, 14-16 Jordan Road, Kowloon (Jordan MTR Exit B1)
Tel. 2375 2022
Happy Walking, Shop G06H, Multi-Storey Commercial/Car Park Accommodation, Temple Mall North, Wong Tai Sin(Wong Tai Sin MTR Exit B3)
Tel. 3586 0950
Happy Walking, Shop G37, G/F, Metro City Plaza Phase 1, Tseung Kwan O (Po Lam MTR Exit C)
Tel. 3194 6398
Happy Walking, Shop A209, Level 2, Zone A, H.A.N.D.S, On Ting Estate, Tuen Mun
Tel. 2808 1601
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