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I guess I'm putting this in to prevent folks from being too casual about it--pups do usually get over it. But not always--it is possible that what you think is plain knuckling over is really due to another condition or conformation flaw showing up. And in those cases the treatment needs to start before the malformation becomes relatively permanent.
Unfortunately there are a lot of opinions about the causes of "ordinary" knuckling over--the wrong diet is generally touted--too much or too little protein, supplements missing or maybe too much, the wrong kind of additions or the wrong proportions in their diet--probably a chunk of that is because most pups with the condition do actually get better on their own, and the owner thinks that whatever it was they changed is what made the puppy improve.
And even knowledgeable experts--vets, internet websites, breeders, blogs--will tell you conflicting things. Who do you believe??
But if this kind of condition persists for more than a week or two, and/or seems to be getting worse, you should head to the vet to make sure there isn't something else going on.