Leg Length Discrepancy
Leg length discrepancy is caused by many different factors which can have widespread negative impacts for your body. So getting a professional and thorough assessment is super important. There are many reasons why someone may have one leg shorter than the other. As a result, our treatment for this condition will always be personalised for your precise circumstances.
What is Leg Length Discrepancy?
Leg length discrepancy (LLD) is just as it sounds. It defines the difference in the length of a person’s left and right legs. A substantial amount of the population have some minor difference in leg length. These small variations are seen as extremely common, causing no adverse symptoms. Generally speaking, it is only when one leg is longer than the other by more than 2cm, that there is an increased likelihood of secondary conditions developing. These secondary conditions often result due to the significant asymmetry while walking. Leg length discrepancy is also referred to as anisomelia and is widespread amongst children and younger people, however, they are often able to adapt to leg length discrepancies more than older people.
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