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Limping Or Dragging One Leg
3yr old has pain in one leg calf area almost every night. No swelling fever or limping. hurting on and off for 1 1/2 yrs. No fever. Fine during day.
3yr old has had frequent leg pain in one leg shin knee area, at night for the past 2yrs..no swelling or limping, fine during day.
Need consultation: One common cause of pain in one leg is a pinched nerve in the back causing Sciatica. However there are other possible causes also. Impossible to give specific advice without knowing more about the nature of your pain. You may find an online consultation here at Health Tap to be helpful. Best would be a video or phone chat(can turn off video) or an INBOX TEXT chat. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short limb: This is what we call a limb length discrepency. The problems that we can see, mainly arthritis and pain, are normally biomechanical in nature. Simple things like a lift build into one of your shoes can help balance out the discrepency. Surgery to lengthen the leg is reserved for severe conditions. ...Read more