FOOT AILMENTS — Limb Length Discrepency

Limb Length Discrepency

Posted by Mark Lewis on

Causes: Leg length discrepancy (LLD) or Lower limb discrepancy is a condition of unequal lengths of the lower limbs. The discrepancy may be in the femur, or tibia, or both. In some conditions, the whole side is affected, including the upper limbs. However, it is the discrepancy o f the lower limbs that causes problems with ambulation, and the focus of this discussion will be about lower limb discrepancy. Symptoms: Walking with a short leg gait is not only unsightly, but increases energy expenditure during ambulation. It could also put more stress on the long leg, and causes functional scoliosis....

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