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

Leg length inequality is widespread. A short leg affects joints in the knee and hip and spine. Knee, hip and back pain may result. The Fernandina Beach chiropractic examination at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic incorporates a test for leg length inequality and, subject to the discrepancy, the Fernandina Beach chiropractic treatment plan will fix it with a heel lift to potentially avert conditions like hip joint arthritic degeneration, knee and back pain.

SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT INCIDENCE OF SHORT LEG

No one shares that he or she has one shorter leg than the other. It’s not a usual 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 issues are more apt to be more typical in either leg – shorter or longer.
  • Low back issues happen 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 greater than 2 cm are a problem while variations of just 5 mm can lead to long-term issues. (1) Considering these facts, Amelia 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 prevent 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 were increased as the leg length difference increased. 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 stop long-term exposure to irritation and future joint degeneration. A short leg bothers our joints.

Fernandina Beach CHIROPRACTIC CARE OF SHORT LEG

Chiropractors like yours at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic understand how short legs affect knees, backs and hips. We were trained in chiropractic school to notice key issues like leg length inequality and deal with them. Chiropractors notice 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, but a 10 mm or more requires 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 find and correct short leg syndrome. We can do it by “pelvic leveling,” a technique your Fernandina Beach 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 Amelia Chiropractic Clinic see more than the general percent of persons with short leg because it causes spine pain. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic sees and treats a great deal 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 age and beyond.

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