Leg Length Inequality Is Checked at Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC for its Effect on Back, Hip and Knee Pain07/16/2019Leg length inequality is prevalent. Leg length inequality affects joints in the knee and hip and spine. Knee, hip and back pain may result. The Fort Wayne chiropractic examination at Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC incorporates an analysis of leg length inequality and, subject to the discrepancy, the Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan will address it with a heel lift to help avert conditions like hip joint arthritic degeneration, knee and back pain. ASTOUNDING FACTS ABOUT INCIDENCE OF SHORT LEG No one shares that he or she has one 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 precisely equal leg lengths. Just 10%! Leg length inequality equalizes us all. Hip and knee problems crop up in more patients who have leg length differences over 5 mm. Hip issues typically occur in the long leg side. Knee issues are more apt to be more typical 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 majority of papers find differences of greater than 2 cm are a problem while variations of just 5 mm can lead to long-term issues. (1) Considering these facts, Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC finds it valuable 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 rose as the leg length difference rose. The greater the difference, the greater the contact forces in the short leg. What does this mean? These forces affect the hip joint the most as the leg length difference increases. (2) The older of us will want to stop further irritation, and the younger of us will want to prevent long-term exposure to irritation and future joint degeneration. A short leg bothers our joints. Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC CARE OF SHORT LEG Chiropractors like yours at Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC understand how short legs affect knees, backs and hips. We were trained in chiropractic school to note key issues like leg length inequality and deal with them. Chiropractors realize that correction of leg length difference of 5 mm or more is beneficial. The goal is to have no more than a 3 mm difference in leg length, and heel lifts are used to correct up to 9 mm difference while a 10 mm or more needs a shoe build-up of the full difference under the heel and half the difference under the sole. (1) Chiropractic education has always included the diagnosis and treatment of short leg differences. It is important that to know that an xray Is not required to establish and correct short leg syndrome. We can do it by “pelvic leveling,” a technique your Fort Wayne chiropractor can do it for you. Get this important anatomical factor for good spinal and general health checked by your chiropractor so proper correction can be attained. Remember, chiropractors like yours at Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC see more than the general percent of persons with short leg because it causes spine pain. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC sees and treats a lot of spine pain! Therefore, by correcting short leg difference in younger years of life, we can prevent degenerative conditions of the spine and extremities that cause pain and disability in middle age and beyond. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC Check out podcasts of patient cases and conditions on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson to hear how effectively Cox® Technic addresses back pain and brings relief for a multitude of spine-related pain conditions. Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC will welcome you into the fold of the 90%-of-people-have-a-short leg group…or not! Rely on Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC to help you with all your spine issues! « View All Spine Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."