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    Leg length
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    Ralph1119 posted:
    I walk with a limp. There is an inch difference in the lengths of my legs.
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    bj1208 responded:
    hi and welcome to the support group -


    have you seen a doctor regarding this, assuming you have been measured, who measured you?? It would help if you could let us know a little more about yourself. Was this from an accident? born this way? what treatments have you had? etc.


    Sometimes, having a let longer and/or shorter, could be coming from lots of different areas. It may be beneficial for you to see either an Orthopedic Spine Specialist or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist. They can examine you and may require further tests to be done: X-ray, MRI/CT Scan etc. this way they can try and locate what is going on.


    Please let us know what you find out - take care - Joy
     
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    dianer01 responded:
    Hi Ralph,

    What type of doctor diagnosed you with this difference in leg length? What were their recommendations and did you follow them? If it has been many years since this diagnosis, you may want to go back to your doctor for a new evaluation to see if there is any conservative treatments which could help you with the limp.

    I believed I too had a difference in leg length of about half an inch. I was forever lengthening one leg of my pants. Turns out I had a minor scoliotic deformity and after having this corrected during fusion surgery, now have one pant leg too long.

    Surgery is not necessarily the answer but there may be an orthotic available which could lessen your limp.


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