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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The Elusive Short Leg

The Elusive Short Leg - 3 different pics - short leg right, normal, short leg left

The Elusive Short Leg is the one most folks aren’t looking for. This includes your chiropractic physician, physical therapist, medical doctor, Pilates instructor, personal trainer, massage therapist, and others who simply remain unaware.  Pain that’s been around “forever” only on one side despite years of therapy and treatment? Chronic pain ever since that hip or knee surgery…

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Short Leg Orthotics

Sacral base labeled as D

Short leg orthotics vary, but what’s most important in HOW MUCH lift to add and what you add it to! Is your leg more than 9mm short on one side? Do we need to consider building up the outside of a shoe because the unleveling is rather large? Some short leg orthotics are able to correct…

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Short Leg Checklist

short leg checklist

Here’s the Short Leg Checklist you need to help identify the best course of action when there’s a chance one leg is shorter than the other. Is it Functional? Perhaps it’s Structural. Functional? Structural? Which is it? IT MATTERS!!! If you don’t know, that’s a big problem! Let’s change that!!! Courtesy of Arizona Orthotics SOMEONE says…

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