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What can be done for a leg length discrepancy?

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Dr. Robert Kornfeld
Podiatry 41 years experience
Leg discrepancy: If it is significantly short, there are staged surgical procedures that can lengthen it. Otherwise, putting a heel lift on the short leg will level your pelvis and assist with walking normally.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What causes a slight leg length discrepancy?

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Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 34 years experience
Multiple reasons: One can be born with a short leg. Most of us have one leg, foot, arm slightly shorter than the other by a 1/4" or less. Injuries can cause a short leg such as breaking a leg and it heals shorter than the other. Muscle spasms can cause the hip to tilt and results in a short leg. I would see a podiatrist or orthopaedic doctor. Long term, a short leg can casue a lot of foot, leg, hip, low back pain.

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