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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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I visited a chiropractor who said I have misalignments and fake leg discrepancies due to probated feet from birth. Do I have it?

Query: Hi doctor,I have recently visited a chiropractor, and he said I have misalignments and fake leg discrepancies due to probated feet from birth. He told me to stand in a position that my right leg would push down on the ground and told me to deliberately elevate my left leg so I have a high hip (basic...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. In my opinion, the tallness you had while standing on a single leg may be due to the adjustment you had in the alignment of your body. While in your case, your feet are rolled internally, leading to roaring your hip and red...  Read Full »

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 »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 e...  Read Full »

Can one hip joint higher than the other cause lower back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my lower back and around the top of my hips. My aunt, a massage therapist, checked me out and told me that one of my hips is higher than the other. The pain began around eight months ago and I just cannot keep spending money on the chiropractor. But, the pain has been getti...  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, you need to do an x-ray. So that, we can get confirmation regarding the status of the hip joint.As per your complaint, you might be having a leg length discrepancy. The pain is due to the shortening of one of your leg bones. So, there is hip hiking.Because o...  Read Full »

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