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Leg Length Inequality Is Checked at Most Chiropractic Clinic for its Effect on Back, Hip and Knee Pain

Leg length inequality is prevalent. Leg length inequality affects joints in the hip, knee and spine. Knee, hip and back pain may develop. The Murfreesboro chiropractic examination at Most Chiropractic Clinic includes an analysis of leg length inequality and, subject to the discrepancy, the Murfreesboro chiropractic treatment plan will fix it with a heel lift to potentially avoid problems like hip joint arthritic degeneration, knee and back pain.

SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT INCIDENCE OF SHORT LEG

No one talks about having a 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 exactly equal leg lengths. Just 10%! Leg length inequality equalizes us all.

  • Hip and knee issues appear in more patients who have leg length differences over 5 mm.
  • Hip issues usually occur in the long leg side. Knee conditions have a tendency to be more common in either leg – shorter or longer.
  • Low back pain conditions happen more commonly on the short leg side.
Researchers recently reviewed many published articleswritten on leg length inequality and  report that the majority of papers find differences of more than 2 cm are a problem while variations of just 5 mm can preempt long-term issues. (1) Considering these facts, Most Chiropractic Clinic 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 do. Those who have a short leg, the contact forces in the joints in the short leg were increased as the leg length difference increased. 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.

Murfreesboro CHIROPRACTIC CARE OF SHORT LEG

Chiropractors like yours at Most Chiropractic Clinic know short legs affect knees, backs and hips. We were trained in chiropractic school to notice important issues like leg length inequality and address them. Chiropractors realize that correction of leg length difference of 5 mm or more is positive. The goal is to have no more than a 3 mm difference in leg length, and heel lifts can correct up to 9 mm difference while a 10 mm or more requires a shoe build-up of the full difference under the heel and 50% the difference under the sole. (1) Chiropractic has always taught in its education to diagnose and correct short leg differences. It is important that to know that an xray Is not required to find and correct short leg syndrome. We can do it by “pelvic leveling,” a technique your Murfreesboro chiropractor can do it for you.  Get this important anatomical factor for good spinal and general health measured by your chiropractor so proper correction can be attained. Remember, chiropractors like yours at Most Chiropractic Clinic see more than the general percent of persons with short leg because it causes spine pain. Most Chiropractic Clinic sees and helps a lot of spine pain! Consequently, 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 and older years of life.

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Most Chiropractic Clinic tests for leg length inequality as it is related to back, hip and knee pain issues. 
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