If you swing your hips more than others, don’t like walking slow or hate standing in one position for too long because your body aches, you may have something uneven in the lower half of your body, this is known as leg length discrepancy (LLD). You might not know this but having unequal leg lengths is a common condition as it is estimated to affect 40-70% of the population and can occur in both children and adults. This should not come as much of surprise as we are all built differently, with different body types and structures. So, what is LLD and how can it be treated?
THE TWO CLASSIFICATIONS OF LLD:
CATEGORIES OF LLD:
SYMPTOMS OF A LEG LENGTH DISCREPANCY:
LEG LENGTH DISCREPANCY IS ASSOCIATED WITH MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS INCLUDING:
METHODS OF DIAGNOSING A LIMB LENGTH DISCREPANCY:
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN MANAGE YOUR LEG LENGTH DISCREPANCY:-
The type of medical management depends on the severity of the discrepancy, the type of discrepancy and if the patient is symptomatic.
If you feel like you’re someone with a shorter leg or have any other musculoskeletal issues, please visit your local health care professional. If you are a local to health associates do not hesitate to ask or book in, we would be more than happy to help.
Joshua is a very focused, dedicated and committed Practitioner.
Growing up in Menai, he has been actively involved in AFL and Cricket and currently has a passion for Soccer and strength based training. He loves sport but more importantly, Joshua can see the major benefits of being active and moving regularly. Joshua's special interests are in sports injuries, musculoskeletal complaints and headaches. He enjoys helping relieve pain and alignments and supporting his patients to live optimally as well as instilling optimism and personal belief that moving well is important for a happy and health life. You know when you see Joshua you are in the hands of someone who continually strives to be ahead in his profession and will bring his expertise and skill to all of his patients. You'll find Josh has a friendly and enthusiastic personality, who is also very relaxed and down to earth to be with, leaving you feel comfortable and confident in his treatment and recommendations.
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Anneliese is at Health Associates as a Podiatrist working Monday and fortnightly Saturday.
She holds both a Bachelor of Psychology and Podiatry.
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Anneliese loves health and fitness and enjoys encouraging her patients to maximise their health.