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Leg Length Inequality Is Checked at Hollstrom & Associates Inc for its Effect on Back, Hip and Knee Pain

Leg length inequality is widespread. A short leg has an effect on joints in the spine, hip and knee. Knee, hip and back pain may follow. The Largo chiropractic examination at Hollstrom & Associates Inc incorporates an analysis of leg length inequality and, subject to the difference, the Largo chiropractic treatment plan will address it with a heel lift to help avert problems like hip joint arthritic degeneration, knee and back pain.

SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT INCIDENCE OF SHORT LEG

No one shares that he or she has one shorter leg than the other. It’s not a typical conversation starter! But 90% of us has an inequality of greater than 1 cm! Only 10% of us has exactly equal leg lengths. Just 10%! Leg length inequality equalizes us all.

  • Hip and knee problems appear in more patients who have leg length differences over 5 mm.
  • Hip issues typically occur in the long leg side. Knee problems are more apt to be more common in either leg – shorter or longer.
  • Low back pain conditions happen more commonly on the short leg side.
Researchers recently reviewed many published articleswritten on leg length inequality and  report that the majority of papers find differences of more than 2 cm are a problem while variations of just 5 mm can preempt long-term issues. (1) Considering these facts, Hollstrom & Associates Inc finds it valuable to address leg length discrepancies to avoid painful issues as much as possible.

PREVENTION OF HIP JOINT ARTHRITIC DEGENERATION

Want to prevent hip joint arthritic degeneration? Young and old alike do. Those who have a short leg, the contact forces in the joints in the short leg were increased as the leg length difference increased. The greater the difference, the greater the contact forces in the short leg. Why does this matter? These forces affect the hip joint the most as the leg length difference increases. (2) The older of us will want to stop further irritation, and the younger of us will want to stop long-term exposure to irritation and future joint degeneration. A short leg affects our joints.

Largo CHIROPRACTIC CARE OF SHORT LEG

Chiropractors like yours at Hollstrom & Associates Inc understand how short legs affect knees, backs and hips. We were trained in chiropractic school to notice important issues like leg length inequality and address them. Chiropractors realize that correction of leg length difference of 5 mm or more is positive. The aim is to have no more than 3 mm of leg length difference, and heel lifts can correct up to 9 mm difference, but a 10 mm or more requires a shoe build-up of the full difference under the heel and half the difference under the sole. (1) Chiropractic has always taught in its education to diagnose and correct short leg differences. It’s important that to know that an xray Is not required to establish and correct short leg syndrome. We can do it by “pelvic leveling,” a technique your Largo chiropractor can do it for you.  Get this important anatomical factor for good spinal and general health checked by your chiropractor so proper correction can be made. Remember, chiropractors like yours at Hollstrom & Associates Inc see more than the general percent of persons with short leg because it causes spine pain. Hollstrom & Associates Inc sees and treats a great deal of spine pain! Consequently, by correcting short leg difference in younger years of life, we can avert degenerative conditions of the spine and extremities that cause pain and disability in middle and older years of life.

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Hollstrom & Associates Inc tests for leg length inequality as it is related to back, hip and knee pain issues. 
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