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Going To Greater Lengths

By some estimates, up to four people in five have one leg that is longer than the other. In most cases, this leg-length discrepancy is not sufficiently pronounced to cause a problem.

In others, it can cause the pelvis to tilt, which leads to twisting of the spine and associated problems. Leg-length discrepancy can result from an anatomical or structural shortening due to a fracture or an inherited abnormality. It may also involve a functional difference in which leg lengths may be equal but a condition such as pronation (inward turning of the foot) causes one leg to strike first. With diagnosis and appropriate treatment, either cause may be addressed so that it will cause no further strain and pain.

If you have been suffering pain or discomfort due to a leg-length discrepancy or an orthopedic condition, you could benefit greatly from physical therapy. At our facility we work with each and every client to develop a personalized plan of treatment that is designed to reduce or eliminate your pain, improve your strength, balance, and flexibility, and get you where you want to be. We also offer home care services for geriatric patients. Ask us about the latest on Alzheimer's/ neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders with the THOR approach. Call 949-429-3220 to learn more. We are located at 27136 B Paseo Espada, Suite 1103, San Juan Capistrano.

P.S. Many people do not have problems with leg-length discrepancy until they begin a vigorous regimen that gives rise to leg pain as a result of the unequal distribution of pressure.