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Is it normal to have one leg longer than the other?

Is it normal to have one leg longer than the other?

More or less, yes: Nobody is really symmetric, from head to toe. We all have different sized hands and feet. Our faces are more expressive on one side than the other - cover each side in a mirror in turn. Sometimes, though, a leg length discrepancy can cause some back symptoms. This is accommodated by using a shoe lift/insert 1/2 the height of the difference. Then start a program of regular stretching and exercise. ...Read more

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One thigh is 2" bigger than other. Had long flight last week. Leg is otherwise normal. Should I be concerned?

One thigh is 2" bigger than other. Had long flight last week. Leg is otherwise normal. Should I be concerned?

DVT: Swelling of one leg, even without other signs of clot, is concerning and needs to be explained. You should get an ultrasound done immediately to rule out a DVT. Go to the ER. ...Read more

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Is it normal if you feel like one leg is a tiny bit longer than the other ? My right leg feels bigger and a slight longer.

Is it normal if you feel like one leg is a tiny bit longer than the other ? My right leg feels bigger and a slight longer.

To a degree: There is some asymmetry from one leg to another, but it should not cause an abnormal gait or pain. Usually a discrepancy will cause pain in hip . ...Read more

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Is it normal for one leg to be 1" - 1.5" longer than the other? And should I see a doctor about it?

Is it normal for one leg to be 1" - 1.5" longer than the other? And should I see a doctor about it?

See your doctor: Leg length discrepancy should be evaluated by your doctor. If one leg is longer than the other, it can lead to hip or back pain due to an uneven gait. An orthotic shoe insert may help. In other cases, surgical correction may be needed. Have your doctor evaluate you and determine the best course of action. ...Read more

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Child has arthrits and one leg is longer than other rheumo wabts to wait a year for x-rays abd treatment. Is this normal to wait?

Child has arthrits and one leg is longer than other rheumo wabts to wait a year for x-rays abd treatment. Is this normal to wait?

Childhood arthritis: First, what kind of arthritis does ur child have? Is it rheumatoid arthritis or another kind? If the child has rheumatoid arthritis one needs to start the treatment right away. It is difficult to tell about any other causes without knowing the details and if the length discrepancy is causing issues with it . However if you have doubts pl. Get 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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After total hip replacement surgery, is it normal for the operated leg to be a little bit longer than the good one?

After total hip replacement surgery, is it normal for the operated leg to be a little bit longer than the good one?

Can be: While i wouldn't call it normal, leg lengthening is a potential result of total hip replacement and can be no big deal or a significant disability. Leg lengthening has become less common with newer implants and surgical techniques. Significant lengthening can be balanced with a heel lift in the other shoe. ...Read more

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Enssoscopic laser vein surgery i had in jan. Now left with two unsightly lumps on one leg. Is this normal so long after? Hope it goes!

Enssoscopic laser vein surgery i had in jan. Now left with two unsightly lumps on one leg. Is this normal so long after? Hope it goes!

Get evaluated: It is disappointing when the result is not as good as you hoped for. With this procedure, its best to get back in with your vein doc, ask for vein us of the area. If the 2 lumps are vein related, an office procedure, phlebectomy may benefit. Need the us first to make diagnosis and plan of care. Be well. ...Read more

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