One Short Leg, One Big Problem

one short leg, one big problem

One short leg? That’s a leg length deficiency. Two short legs? How about four? One short leg is a big problem whereas two or four are not – the balance remains. The vertically challenged cannot expect to suffer with osteoarthritis like those with, literally, bones shorter on one side.  Not a problem because the foundation is level.…

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Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity (AAFD) SURGERY?

surgeons standing over a patient during an operation

According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® adult acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD), “is a progressive flattening of the arch of the foot that occurs as the posterior tibial tendon becomes insufficient….” Adult acquired flatfoot deformity? Fancy term for a flat foot developed over a lifetime. Why? For starters, because we live in gravity. What’s more?…

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Poor Posture & The Short Leg

doctor checking the spine of a male patient

Rut Roh Scooby, it appears poor posture & the short leg are related. Really? And it’s been known for a long time. Yikes! According to researchers a short leg larger than 5 to 10 millimeters can cause posture changes. That’s only .19 to .39 inches.  Clearly it doesn’t take much to throw the body’s foundation…

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Bone Shortening for Leg Length Discrepancy

bone shortening surgery

Considering surgical Bone Shortening for that pesky Leg Length Discrepancy? Here’s what Reach Your Height has to offer when one leg is short: “Leg shortening or restricting is considered for smaller differences in leg length (usually less than 5 cm or 2 in.).” Bone Shortening = Surgery Removing bone invasively for 2 inches or less?…

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Face Up Short Leg Check

supine short leg check up left leg short

Today you’re going to see the good ‘ol face up short leg check. Very exciting considering a short leg is super common and can cause a ton of trouble – like OSTEOARTHRITIS.  Not sure if one leg is shorter than the other? You’re not alone – believe it or not.  Perhaps someone said you had a…

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