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Author Topic: John's Short Leg from a Hip Replacement  (Read 5681 times)

Steve Lockhart

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John's Short Leg from a Hip Replacement
« on: March 28, 2011, 12:17:33 AM »
Hi Steve,

I listened, with interest, to your comments about muscular inbalances.
Yes I do have this problem, and one leg shorter than the other. I believe this is a result of a replacement hip operation carried out in 2002. I know that I had a tendency to lean to the left, which meant the right side was having to work harder!
Should one try and solve the problem by an insert in the shoe, since I will always have one leg shorter than the other?
What do you think?

regards John


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Re: John's Short Leg from a Hip Replacement
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 12:20:46 AM »
Hi John,

The presence of a short leg causes a slow deterioration which eventually leads to poor circulation and weakness. If there is no way of correcting this discrepancy as is probably the case with you, I do recommend a lift to compebsate and reduce pain levels.

The other thing I recommend is doing the self treatment techiques to keep stimulating the muscle function and circulation so the deterioration is slowed down as much as possible.

Regards
Steve

 

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