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

Leg length inequality is everywhere. Leg length inequality affects joints in the hip, knee and spine. Knee, hip and back pain may result. The Fort Wayne chiropractic examination at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic includes a test for leg length inequality and, depending on the difference, the Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan will correct it with a heel lift to help prevent conditions 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 is not a usual conversation starter! But 90% of us has an inequality of greater than 1 cm! Only 10% of us has precisely equal leg lengths. Just 10%! Leg length inequality equalizes us all.

  • Hip and knee issues emerge in more patients who have leg length differences over 5 mm.
  • Hip issues typically occur in the long leg side. Knee problems tend to be more typical in either leg – shorter or longer.
  • Low back issues appear more commonly on the short leg side.
Researchers recently reviewed many published articleswritten on leg length inequality and  report that the bulk of papers find differences of more than 2 cm are a problem while differences of just 5 mm can preempt long-term issues. (1) With these facts in mind, Aaron Chiropractic Clinic finds it important 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 rose as the leg length difference rose. The greater the difference, the greater the contact forces in the short leg. Why does this matter? These forces wear on the hip joint the most as the leg length difference increases. (2) The older of us will want to prevent 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 Aaron Chiropractic Clinic understand how short legs affect knees, backs and hips. We were trained in chiropractic school to note important issues like leg length inequality and address them. Chiropractors notice that correction of leg length difference of 5 mm or more is positive. The goal is to have no more than 3 mm of leg length difference, and heel lifts are used to correct up to 9 mm difference, but a 10 mm or more needs 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’s important that to know that an xray Is not required to find and correct short leg syndrome. Using “pelvic leveling,” 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 made. Remember, chiropractors like yours at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic see more than the general percent of persons with short leg because it causes spine pain. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic sees and helps lots 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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Aaron Chiropractic Clinic tests for leg length inequality as it is related to back, hip and knee pain issues. 
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