One leg shorter than the other
What can I do if I have one leg shorter than the other?
Having one leg shorter than the other is a condition that millions of people across the world are experiencing. Most people who suffer from this condition are not aware that it can be rectified immediately, inexpensively and pain free.
Doctors, orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists all prescribe heel lifts as their number one solution. All the insoles listed here are recommended by health professionals to patients suffering from a leg length discrepancy. Resolving the symptoms can be very easy and instantly effective with the use of heel lifts as recommended by medical practitioners.
Consequences of ignoring your shorter leg length
Ignoring your problem could have serious consequences on your health. If you do have one leg shorter than the other, it is recommended that you rectify your problem right away. If left untreated, the following are just some of the problems you are quite possibly could experience:
- Bending of the spine
- Ligament damage
- Serious muscle pain
- Slipped spinal discs
- Swelling of joints
- Bone damage
Most of common discomfort from leg length inequality will be back pain and foot pain. According to research leg-length inequality is a significant factor causing chronic low-back pain. The leg is longer in the hip area carries more weight. Making the longer leg vulnerable to abuse in weight-bearing activities like running and walking.
Correcting your shorter leg length
When one leg is shorter than the other, you may be dealing with either an anatomical leg-length discrepancy (a permanent leg length deficit) or a functional leg-length discrepancy (temporary). Nearly all cases that come before us are permanent.
The easiest and efficient way of determine the leg-length inequality is place a special insole under the heel of the shorter leg, therefore making both legs structurally the same length when standing.
By using heel lifts you can see and feel the result immediately. Remember to also seek medical advice and opinion on wearing any kind of health product.
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The recommended solution
As explained above, heel lifts are the most highly recommended solution to correcting the problem of having one leg shorter than the other.
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The insoles are placed inside your shoe and act as a method of slightly raising your heel to balance your shorter leg with your longer leg. Upon wearing the heel lifts, anyone with a discrepancy in their leg length will be able to instantly feel relief