Leg length inequality is widespread.
A short leg affects joints in
the spine, hip and knee. Knee,
hip and back pain may result. The Montreal
chiropractic examination at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic includes an analysis of leg length inequality and, subject to
the discrepancy, the Montreal chiropractic treatment
plan will fix it with a heel lift to potentially
avoid conditions like hip joint
arthritic degeneration, knee and back pain.
SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT INCIDENCE OF SHORT LEG
No one talks about having a
shorter leg than the other. It’s not a typical
conversation starter! But 90% of us has an inequality of more
than 1 cm! Only 10% of us has exactly equal leg lengths. Just
10%! Leg length inequality equalizes us all.
- Hip and knee issues
appear in more patients who have leg length differences
over 5 mm.
- Hip issues typically occur in the long leg side. Knee conditions
are more apt to be more common in
either leg – shorter or longer.
- Low back pain conditions appear
more commonly on the short leg side.
Authors of the newest review of many
papers written on leg length inequality found that the bulk
of papers find differences of greater than 2 cm are a problem while differences
of just 5 mm can lead to long-term issues. (1)
Considering these facts, Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic finds it important
to address leg length discrepancies to avoid painful issues as much as possible.
PREVENTION OF HIP JOINT ARTHRITIC DEGENERATION
Want to ward off hip joint arthritic degeneration?
Young and old alike will want to take note of this. Those who have a short leg, the contact forces in the joints in the short leg were
increased as the leg length difference increased. The greater the difference, the greater the contact forces in the
short leg. What does this mean? These forces wear
on the hip joint the most as the leg length difference increases. (2) The
older of us will want to prevent further irritation, and the younger
of us will want to stop long-term exposure to irritation and
future joint degeneration. A short leg affects our joints.
Montreal CHIROPRACTIC CARE OF SHORT LEG
Chiropractors like yours at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic know short legs affect knees, backs and hips. We were trained in
chiropractic school to notice key issues like leg
length inequality and deal with them. Chiropractors find
that correction of leg length difference of 5 mm or more is positive.
The aim is to have no more than 3
mm of leg length difference, and heel lifts can correct
up to 9 mm difference, but a 10 mm or more requires a
shoe build-up of the full difference under the heel and half the
difference under the sole. (1) Chiropractic has always taught in its education to
diagnose and correct short leg differences. It’s important that
to know that an xray Is not required to find and
correct short leg syndrome. Using
“pelvic leveling,” your Montreal chiropractor can do it for
you. Get this important anatomical
factor for good spinal and general health measured by your
chiropractor so proper correction can be made. Remember,
chiropractors like yours at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic see more than the general percent
of persons with short leg because it causes spine pain. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic sees and
treats lots of spine pain! Therefore,
by correcting short leg difference in younger years of life, we can avert
degenerative conditions of the spine and extremities that cause pain and
disability in middle age and beyond.
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