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11/28/2017    

INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS


Aussie Podiatrist Discusses Leg-Length Discrepancy


 


Leg-length discrepancy, put simply, is when one leg is longer than the other. "It may be structural, functional, or a combination of the two," says podiatrist Hung Quan of Peel Podiatry Clinic. "Treatment is normally advised if the leg length difference is significant. The value of what is significant varies in the literature, according to Quan. “The difference is significant if it causes pain to the patients and this is very subjective among patients,” he said, “Even a small discrepancy of 5mm may set off a chain reaction of symptoms throughout the body.”


 











Hung Quan



 


“In the case of a structural leg-length difference, a heel lift alone is not good enough, as the long leg will continue to roll in and cause upper body imbalance and compensations. Correction to the arch of both feet by prescribing an orthotic device is essential."


 


Source: Mandurah Mail [11/9/17]
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