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Limb Length Discrepancy

Some people have a slight difference in the length of their legs, where one leg is longer than the other leg which may cause a slight limp when walking.

This limb length discrepancy can arise for different reasons such as a previous infection, disease or injury in the leg bone, arthritis in the lower limb joints or developmental conditions from birth.

Our Expertise

Our Podiatrist can provide treatment and advice for people with varying leg lengths. Arch supports, heel raises or orthotic devices have proven an efficient form of treatment to balance for limb length discrepancy for inequalities up to 5 cm. Other forms of treatment may include footwear modifications and for larger discrepancies surgery may be necessary. Our Podiatrist can assess the degree of your limb length inequality and advise you on the most appropriate form of treatment for your case.