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Limb Length Discrepancy (LLD)

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LLD can be caused by either foot posture or a mechanical origin (short leg bone). Having discrepancy in your limbs can drastically increase pressure on the opposite limb and cause pathologies.

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Symptoms:

  • Limping (not due to pain)
  • Bending 1 knee when standing straight
  • Appear to be flat footed in only 1 limb
  • Increased pressure on one foot only.

Causes:

  • Femoral or tibial bone generically shorter than the opposite limb
  • Tightness in hip muscles can tilt pelvis which can cause LLD.
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    Treatments:

    How to treat LLD?

    There are various treatments that will be applicable for Limb Length Discrepancy. However, everyone is different. Therefore we will work with you to develop the most suitable treatment plan for you, to help you get out of pain.

    How we can help:

    If LLD is caused by difference in bone length, strategies like heel lifts and shoe modifications can be added.

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