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One leg shorter than the other

GothskullGothskull Member Posts: 6 Listener
This was something that happened to me when i was a baby (long story) im now 44 and and i have problems with balance, pain in my spine, neck and pretty much everywhere. It really gets me down, i was just wondering if there was anyone who understands my problems?

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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,450 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi do you get any treatment or see a specialist about your condition.

    I had this as a temporary condition due to my spine going out of line due to a bike ride, I saw a chiropractor who after lots of tereatments and over a year of sessions finally got it back in line.

    Im not suggesting this could help you as you have had this condition from a baby
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Gothskull and a warm welcome to the community. I have Cerebral Palsy, this has caused one of my legs to be shorter.

    Have you seen a physio about this? They might be able to offer an insole which can help to manage pain.
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  • GothskullGothskull Member Posts: 6 Listener
    I maybe should have mentioned that my leg is just over an inch shorter. I have had physio but it hasnt helped. I get a lot of muscular pain too.
  • alieshiaalieshia Community champion Posts: 73 Courageous
    @Gothskull insoles which @Chloe_Scope mentioned is a very good idea if you ask for a referral to orthotics they can make custom made insoles or inserts. They will likely make a huge difference to your pain levels. 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Gothskull, if the leg length is too much for an insole, they are able to put a raise on your shoe. I've had this and the past and I was amazed at how it was done. They used the same colour as the sole and it wasn't obvious. It really helped with pain, especially in my hips and back.
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