Thursday, August 28, 2008

Leg Length differences

This can sometime be a hot topic. In orthopaedic circles, what is considered a significant difference between the two legs can be quite large and in chiropractic circles what is considered significant can be quite small. Both sides of the argument can be quite passionate about this.

Reminds me of Payne's Law: "The amount of passion involved in defending a theory and the amount of emotional attachment to a theory is usually inversely proportional to the amount of evidence for that theory"

There is no doubt that having a leg length difference does affect the quality of life and there are many way to measure a leg length difference clinically. There are also just as many arguments about how the body compensates for a leg length difference.

Podiatry Arena has built up a valuable resource of threads that have been tagged for leg length difference, that explores all these issues.

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