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Wagoner, OK
A 47-year-old female asked:

can scoliosis cause i leg to be shorter then the other?

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 13 years experience
Yes: If the scoliosis is related to the pelvis being "crooked" one leg may feel shorter. The leg itself is not shorter but one leg at be higher than the other. Most people with this problem require a lift or filler in the short side to avoid back pain and help with walking.

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Riverview, FL
A 18-year-old female asked:

Scoli dr said I have mld scoliosis, femoral retroversion,external tibial torsion,& leg length discrep. Play soccer but hard2run. What kind of dr 2 c?

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Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 26 years experience
Sports medicine : a sports medicine specialist or foot ankle specialist can help

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Last updated Apr 15, 2013

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