Leg Length Discrepancy

Leg Length Discrepancy


Is one of your legs longer than the other? This leg length discrepancy can cause multiple compensations throughout your body that can result in pain, joint degeneration, abnormal gait patterns, or muscle tightness/fatigue. Depending on the cause of the leg length difference, it may or may not be correctable. You may have a true leg length difference which will be helped by the insertion of the proper-sized lift in the shoe of the shorter leg. You may have a functional leg length difference that is the result of a pelvic or spinal misalignment that may be reduced or eliminated with treatment. At Good Health Physical Therapy & Wellness we can examine and measure you to determine the cause, as well as the treatment, of the difference and help you to reduce your pain, improve your gait, and reduce your chance of degenerating joints in compensation.