Leg 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 Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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, Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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 Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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 Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center see more than the general percent
of persons with short leg because it causes spine pain. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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.
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