Will Knock Knees Condition Affect Your Chances of Entry in the Indian Armed Forces?

by Uday Kumar on July 9, 2012

Something which is similar to flat foot is knock knees. As per the medical standards required for joining Armed Forces a person with knock knees is not eligible to join the Indian Army or the Armed Forces in general. Let us see in detail about knock kness before we learn whether we have one or not.

What is knock knees?

Knock knees as the term suggests is a condition where both our knees touch each other. The scientific name for knock knees is “Genu Valgum”. i.e. While standing straight, the two knees touch each other.

How do they examine Knock Knees in a Medical board?

Usually the knock knees are checked by making the candidate to stand straight in attention position. The heels touching each other and toes apart in V-shape. If in this condition the two knees touch each other then it is determined as knock knees.

My knees touch each other when I stand in attention position. Do I have a knock knee?

Do not be afraid. The condition of knock knees is applicable if your knees bones are touching each other. If only your skin/upper flesh is touching each other then you do not have a knock knees. A person with a knock knee will have problems in standing with both his ankles touching each other.

Treatment for Knock Knees?

There is no specific treatment for knock knees. But however there are treatments such as practicing yoga, consulting physiotherapist for exercises. But the only sure shot way to overcome is through surgery which is again not recommended unless you are unable to walk. And again the surgery will also be of a cosmetic value only and it will deter your athletic abilities.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Anusha July 9, 2012 at 5:40 am

sir,
i have knocked knees, my knee bones do touch each other. but, i really don’t have any problem in standing for long hours and running and for that matter any sought physical strain doesn’t really hurt me. Will that be a problem? i have consulted one of the lady army officer, she said that it is not really a concern because she herself has knocked knees.
will the knocked knees be the reasons of my rejection?

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Hudda July 9, 2012 at 5:22 am

I stand straight and until my ankles touch, my knees are apart.

But if I open my toes a bit more V shape, the ankles do not ,, but knees start touching !!

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uday July 9, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Hudda, you need not worry. If what you say is true then You dont have a knock knee!!

amar July 9, 2012 at 5:30 am

sir,, this was very useful info…very thankful for this!!

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Shanmukh July 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Dear Sir

My ankles will have a gap of 1.5 cms between them, when my knees touches each other. May I know whether the knock knees would be a serious issue to get rejected.

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sujeet singh July 10, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Sir,
there are any treatment of Knocked Knees?

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uday July 12, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Sujeet Kumar, frankly speaking there is no treatment for Knock knees.

Srijith July 12, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Hi Sir,

I have one doubt. currently the application for SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION(INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY) is opened in INDIAN NAVY till 22 july 12. qualification they mentioned is BSC (IT) and other enginering streams. Here my qualification is Bsc (CT) and My friends told that it is same as Bsc (IT) and we had mathematics subject in 5 semesters thats the only diff between them. Here am I applicable to this entry?

Please advice me.

Thanks & regards.

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Srijith July 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Bsc (CT) -Computer Technology

sanjay krishna July 26, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Respected sir,
While standing straight in a v-shape, my ankles as well as knees touch each other. So will that be a problem..?

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parminder August 24, 2012 at 5:58 pm

sir,
i heard that even 5cm gap is given between your ankles to check your knock knees, is it true. although i also heard that there is not neccesary for officer line. i want to know what way they make cadet to stand to see weather there is knock knees or else, because i am poorly confused, as between i dont even have problems in completing physical tasks and training.

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pankaj singh September 13, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Sir my BP is 106/154 how can i make it normal sir please help me

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Takat singh September 27, 2012 at 5:46 am

Greetings sir,
My knees touch very little when i stand straight making an angle of 45 degrees between my toes. i don’t have any problem in walking, running or doing any physically hard task. My knees don’t touch when i walk, do i have knock knees.
I want to join Indian Army, sir please tell me is this an issue to get disqualified at SSB?

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Ankit October 19, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Sir,i hve bow legged so,can i join the indian army ?

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Vibek Mishra October 28, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Sir,
I was found having Knock knees with IMD-8cm in my medical chekups. So ,I would like to know whether it can be cured in a short time period. If yes then how?

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TANMAY SANIDHYA November 8, 2012 at 4:26 am

sir i am ssb recommended candidate of indian army..i also had 1st rank in all INDIA merit but i got out in medical due to hyper mobile joints of hands..with carrying angle of left elbow as 22degree..i wanted 2 knw whether their is some treatment for it or not..m very passionate about joining the defence nd m nt getting the guidance 2 deal with it..plz do reply me sir..

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rajat November 8, 2012 at 10:51 pm

sir what is the criteria of the elbows, my elbows get joined if i join my wrist . can i join indian army???

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Tripati Patra November 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm

sir,
i am re-medical in Indian coast guard in yantrik in diploma basic due to my knock knee and venue at ins chilik.
sir i perfectly stand for long hours and run also .
my last date is 21-11-12, sir give me some suggestion about it.It very essential for me.

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RUPAM November 18, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Sir ,
Thanks for the imformation , I read in K.V.MISA CANTT ,Class -IX. Once my maths teacher told me of knock knee , I thought that I have this . BUT thank to God I read this article now I feel some relief . I WANT TO JOIN IAF ..thanks

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sukhpreet November 22, 2012 at 12:15 pm

sir
i have cleard Afcat and i have my ssb on 17 dec.Sir my height is jst 152 cm..what effect does it have on my selection procedure??….please reply

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sukhpreet November 22, 2012 at 12:15 pm

sir
i have cleard Afcat and i have my ssb on 17 dec.Sir my height is jst 152 cm..what effect does it have on my selection procedure??….please reply

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Venkatesh December 2, 2012 at 12:24 am

thank yu sir for giving info about knock knees 🙂

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Avi chawla December 4, 2012 at 10:13 pm

My knees touch each other only when I stand straight by joining both feet or in a v shape. Will they be a problem in medical for IAF?. They don’t touch each other when I am walking or casually standing

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uday1 December 5, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Dear Avi Chawla, no they wont be a problem!!

Supratik December 6, 2012 at 4:22 am

My knees touch when i stand straight by joining both feet and ankles but both my knees and ankles don’t touch each other when i stand in v shape….I’m very very concerned regarding this knock knees and flat foot problem !!!

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Avi chawla December 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

But sir isn’t it knock knees?

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Avi chawla December 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I have read somewhere that they allow knock knees for some q angle. Can you please tell me what is that sir. I will be highly thankful

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abhay chopra December 22, 2012 at 5:58 pm

respected ,sir i am not getting any problem in running but when i stand in street position my knees touches to each other can i get job in navy or any problem will come.

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uday1 December 22, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Abhay Chopra, it might be a problem, if the doctors find your knee bones touching

abhay chopra December 27, 2012 at 3:12 pm

thanks sir but can i give u photo of my knees if u able to find mistake. then give me treatment for that replay then i will send my photo on your email address. i am in 10th only

abhay chopra December 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm

sir i am not having any problem in running but when i stand strait my knees touches to each other ,can i join navy or any problem will come .

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sujeet January 15, 2013 at 9:27 am

Sir can exercise cure genu valgum……

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sujeet January 15, 2013 at 9:33 am

Sir my knees touch when i stand straight…i can touch both my heel without any pain…..

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ashis January 17, 2013 at 10:01 am

udhay kumar is not a navy officer. he is making you fool.and you can make your knees apart while standing in attaintion pose by doing 250 squat at morning and 250 squat at evening. it works 100%.

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pankaj kumar January 21, 2013 at 1:21 pm

dear sir ..when i stand straight in V position with both my ancles touching each other then at the same time my knees also touches …..whether it is knock knee……..sir please reply .Thank you..

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Arhant Gimekar January 24, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Sir, i really wanna join NDA. when i stand my feet v shaped normally my knees dont touch each other but if i straighten the legs knees do touch.I knew about knock knees but when i came to knw i m sufring from the same i lost all the intrest and stopped studying for 12th std exams also plz help. also when angle between two v shaped legs is large knees dont touch.

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anurag January 24, 2013 at 7:20 pm

dear sir… when i stand straight my knees touch each other but when i stand in v position there is a very little gap between my knees so sir i just want to confirm whether i have knock knees or not
your early reply would help me a lot

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niraj kumar January 28, 2013 at 12:03 am

I stand straight and until my ankles are apart, but my knees are touch .

But if I open my toes a bit more V shape, then ankles do not ,, but knees start touching !!

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Girish Sharma February 5, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Sir,
I’m an Army Aspirant i want to ask that is there any specific parameter of testing knock knee.? Say, Should there be some distance between the knee’s when you stand straight or in making V.? Please reply to it.

Regards,
Girish Sharma

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shahid ali February 15, 2013 at 6:44 am

Sir, i want 2 job in indian defence line and my leg is type of genu varum (bow legged)
So can i join the army line plz rply sir

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kh mani February 19, 2013 at 9:39 am

thank you very much sir….. it is very usefull info

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Harsh Kumar March 8, 2013 at 5:11 pm

sir, what should be the minimum distance between the knees?? cause i have knock knees. when i stand straight they wont touch.. but when i make an angle of V the knees will touch just a bit.. i play almost all sports including skating at national level, I’ve done rappelling and rock climbing as well n the knees never created a problem to me.. will i be rejected in the medical exam?? i am asking this cause i wanna get into the flying branch of Indian air force through NDA.

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arunabh March 10, 2013 at 6:08 pm

sir when i stand with my ankle touching each other the upper muscles of my knees touch each other am i fit or not

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veer kumar April 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm

sir i have heard that it being knock knee also they select student by checking the angle of knee in CPOs. so please tell me what should be range of angle of knee in a person

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Kriti April 7, 2013 at 10:26 pm

As per the medical standards required for joining Armed Forces a person should not have any of these:
1. Knock knees
2. Flat foot
Is this applicable in the case of Technical entry too?

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Vishal April 21, 2013 at 9:38 am

Respected sir,
While standing straight in a v-shape, my ankles as well as knees touch each other. So will that be a problem..?

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prince pal May 2, 2013 at 10:56 pm

sir my knee touch each other in standing straight but in vshape theres a gap between them ..is it create prblm fr me for selection in indian army?

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rahul May 16, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Respected sir,i have damged my left hand half little finger .sir i want to know that it create problem in joining army , air force, navy …please inform me sir.

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abdesh verma May 18, 2013 at 2:53 pm

sir I have varicocele in my left testis
what should I do
am I fit for NDA

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Manish Singh May 18, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Sir,
In normal standing position my knees are well apart, but when I join my ankles their is a little gap left and finally when I make the V shape joining my ankles my knees join but I don’t have any problem in standing in this position. Both my ankles join and my knees seems touching each other but I am comfortable in standing. Also I never facing any problem in running till now. So do I have a knock knee… Can this be a condition of Rejection… Please reply…

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vikram jha May 30, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Sir i have knock knees can i join indian navy is dere any cure of it plz sir rply

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Shikhar trivedi June 10, 2013 at 4:12 pm

sir, i have bow legg can i join indian army and what is treatment of knock knee

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DB Naik July 15, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Hello Sir,

My son is 10 year old , he is having Knee knock problem, and he is preparing for sainik school during Jan 2014, please suggest the excercises which he can recover within Jan 2014, He is help him to realise his dream carrier.

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amir hussain July 22, 2013 at 11:56 pm

sir i dont have problem while running but when i stand in striaght position my knees toucheses each other slightly. do i hve knock knees .

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simonsampathkumar August 9, 2013 at 8:59 pm

hai i like to join indian navy but i have just completed by 10th standard

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vikram sahu September 11, 2013 at 8:10 am

sir my both knees are join when i stand straight but it did’nt make any trouble while walking and i m also a karate player and i want to join indian army how i join sir please help indian army is dream which i have to acheave

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chandrakanth September 16, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Hello sir,
I selected to indian coast gaurd
but i got problem in medical test. The Docter who did my medical test he told me you have a hemmorhoid(pills). But i dont have such problem. What i’ll do please tell me?
Is it serious problem?
The docter gave me another date for re medical test for me.
please tell me how to solve my problem sir

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Sonia.G October 9, 2013 at 9:51 am

Sir.. I hav bow legs my knees do not touch while am in savdhan position.. Do this lead to rejection in indian army.. Is there any treatment for this.??? Plz do help me coz m very keen about joining the indian armed forces.. Plz do help.

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Rajpal singh October 26, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Sir, my ring finger of left hand amputated partially (upper part of the finger) in childhood, unfortunately ,it was not connected,in spite of this , I never feel weakness in working due this problem.

Please tell me , am i eligible for Defense or military , CPO posts?
Reply……..

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Abdullah Khan December 11, 2013 at 10:47 pm

thank you sir for valuable info about knock knees

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debayan December 31, 2013 at 4:06 pm

sir my one of the bone in nose is curved . sir i should do operation or not

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Sandeep singh rajawat January 3, 2014 at 8:24 am

Sir mera ssc gd ka medical 7 jan. Ko he pr mujhe dr lg rha he ki wo mujhe knock knee me bhar na kr de sir jb me attention position me khada hota hu mere knee touch nhi hote he pr sir mere knee under ki taraf mude huye he kya sir ye knock knee he agr ho to pls sir send me reply fast me bcoz i m leave my final yr exam cause of this medical b’coz both date are same so agr sir ap mujhe kuch advice dijiye me kya kru pls sir reply me fast pls…..pls…..pls….sir

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lakshman singh January 27, 2014 at 11:34 pm

hello sir… i am defence aspirant…i want to join Indian army at any cost…i am enough confident that i would clear ssb…but there is only one thing which is making me a bit worry and that is flat feet …. i am expecting a clear cut answer from u…when i stand on my full feet on ground it appears to be flat …but when i stand on my toes there is appearence of curve in my midsection…and i can run for longer distances without any pain and stress on my feets..so am i having flat feet or not….nd is this a serious problem in indian army….please help me sir… i am hoping quick response from u………..PLZzReply sir

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Karthik February 5, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Sir,
Is knock knee a problem in SSC(Tech) for engineering graduates too.?

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Siraj February 20, 2014 at 11:53 pm

Sir, my flesh upper to knees touch when i stand straight with ankles touching. Upper part of Knees too seem to touch. Do i have a knock knee ??

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Shikhar Trivedi May 8, 2014 at 10:01 am

respected sir,

when i stand in straight spread my toes then my kees are not touch i thin i have BOW LEG{Genu Varum} so can i join indian army plz suggest me sir………….

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rahul singh July 10, 2014 at 9:13 pm

please tell me about knee knok . how he will check if ankle is join it is nessary that knee will not join or they give several gap between ankle please tell about it.
when i join my ankle my kees are lightly attach but if i gave 90 degree angle or called v shape. they do not touch each other please tell is it correct or not in your photo as on page there is a gap and then knees are not touch if i do on that way my knee are not touch please tell about it.

rahul singh chauhan

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arpit September 23, 2014 at 1:05 pm

sir,in what way the knock knees they measure.?standing straight or by making v in toes..??

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Avilesh October 27, 2014 at 11:22 am

Sir,
Carrying angle of my hand is 20 degree. I read it everywhere that exercises may improve the condition. Please guide me which types of exercises should I do to reduce my carrying angle. Please also tell me if improvements in diet may help.

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Majumdar November 14, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Hello Sir,
My right foot is flat, will that cause rejection while recruitment in CDS ?

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Divyansh March 19, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Sir, may I please no any other defect similar to the Knock knees defect ??? I heard something regarding the elbows… I would be extremely grateful to you for your assistance.

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Rajat March 23, 2015 at 4:38 pm

sir I was declared temporarily unfit from naval medical board due to Cubitus valgus.
please tell me various exercise and yoga to cure this

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