Most people have some degree of difference in their leg length. If you have pain in your feet, ankles, hips or back then you could be suffering from leg length discrepancy. Many people are born with one leg longer than the other, while others have length discrepancy due to an injury ir illness.
The leg that is longer will usually start to have symptoms or pain first. Pain in the feet, ankles, hips and back are very common symptoms of leg length discrepancy. Other symptoms include:
- Poor posture
- Limping or toe walking
- Arthritis, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis
The treatment for leg length can vary depending on the severity. Often people just need to use a heel lift to correct the issue. A heel lift is painless and goes right into your shoe to balance out the legs.
If you suspect you have one leg longer than the other or have pain in your feet or ankles, you should see a podiatrist to help with treatment.