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.

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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 out-of-whack.

And in the case of bad and whacky posture, that’s not good long-term for anybody!

-poor posture & the short leg EXPERIMENT-

To “see & feel for yourself” what happens up above when one leg is short…

Walk around wearing only one shoe for a few days

Now you know first-hand that poor posture & the short leg is no joke.

Imagine having to live an entire life like this FOR NO REASON – in most instances. 

completely frustrated man in dress coat and shirt hold his right fist clenched near his face, with his mouth open and head cocked slightly backward.

Besides the poor posture, a structural short leg is proven to cause the wear-and-tear of osteoarthritis!

That’s serious!

Whether it’s the left femur that’s slightly shorter than the right, or the tibia & fibula.

Perhaps the left pelvic bone is short compared to the right.

It does not matter.

Seems like it should, but what actually matters is the bone the entire spine sits upon – the glorious sacrum!!!

Lumbar Spine & Sacrum - Front View

That’s the big upside down triangle-shaped bone at the bottom.

Here’s the location for the most accurate assessment after taking an appropriately positioned, standing, knees-locked, plain film x-ray.

As a result, a ton of x-ray for the proper identification and mensuration of the structural short leg is medically NOT necessary.

Rut Ruh Indeed!!!

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References:

Peterson B (editor for the Academy). Postural Balance and imbalance. Newark (Ohio): American Academy of Osteopathy, 1983.

Hoskins ER. The development of posture and its importance. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1933:529;1934:72, 125, 175.

 

 

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It turns out HOW your custom foot orthotic is made Actually Matters. Here at Arizona Orthotics We Proudly offer THE ONLY medical-grade, MASS Posture & Precision Calibrated, Custom Foot Orthotic on the market. My Mission 1. Restore HOPE to those suffering with a foot problem they fear may never go away. 2. Optimize Human Performance with a legal advantage - a foundational & biomechanical advantage. 3. Graceful Ageing - I have yet to see someone with bad foot health age gracefully. Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate you and hope you find what you're looking for.

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