Heel Lifts Can Treat Leg Length Discrepancy

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Piscataway & Hillsborough Podiatrist, Dr. Robert Kosofsky has over 25 years of experience.
Posted on Aug 18, 2016

Heel lifts are a simple and painless way to treat leg length discrepancy. Most people have a minimal difference in the lengths of their legs. Once the difference becomes too great, pain in the feet, ankles, hips and back is very common. Some people are born with a difference in the length of their legs. Others have a difference caused by an illness or injury.

The symptoms for leg length discrepancy can be very obvious, such a visual difference in stature or walking with a limp. However, other symptoms can be  pain in the feet, ankles, hips or back. In addition, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis can be common signs. 

The treatment for leg length discrepancy will vary on the individual and how major the case. In many cases people will not have little to no pain associated with their difference, while others can have severe pain in many areas of their body. There are conservative and surgical treatments available.

Heel lifts are a great painless solution to leg length discrepancy, They are simply used right in the shoe to equal out the difference in measurement. They do not require any surgery or needles. Our doctors can measure the difference in your legs to determine the correct degree height of the lift. If you are experiencing symptoms of a leg length discrepancy, see your doctor for the best treatment.

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