Leg Length Discrepancy

Leg length discrepancy or anisomelia is a condition where the lower leg is of unequal length. It can be due to trauma, fracture, degenerative disorders, infections, or cancer. Functionally it can be due to soft tissue shortening, joint contractions, or excessive ankle pronation. When the legs are not of equal length, the spin may bend towards the side of the smaller portion and increase the activity of muscles. Advising a shoe lift and physiotherapy can relieve the symptoms. However, surgical intervention is required when the difference between the leg is more significant.

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My left leg was shorter than my right due to knee injury. Which side should the bulging disk logically be?

Query: Hello doctor, My left leg was shorter than my right due to knee injury and gradual bone loss for many years. It has been corrected by knee replacement. If I have formed a bulging disc due to the uneven pelvic tilt over the years, which side would the bulging disc logically be on? I thought it might...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You can have a bulging disc on the left. Research shows that 50 percent of the population has a bulging disc and do not even know it due to the lack of symptoms If you were having symptoms and were my patient, I would perform a chiropractic ...  Read Full »

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