There are not one but two different types of leg length discrepancies, congenital and acquired. Congenital indicates you are born with it. One leg is anatomically shorter than the other. Through developmental phases of aging, the brain picks up on the step pattern and recognizes some difference. The human body usually adapts by dipping one shoulder over to the "short" side. A difference of less than a quarter inch is not really irregular, doesn't need Shoe Lifts to compensate and usually won't have a profound effect over a lifetime.
Leg length inequality goes mainly undiscovered on a daily basis, however this problem is easily remedied, and can reduce many cases of chronic back pain.
Treatment for leg length inequality typically consists of Shoe Lifts. Many are very reasonably priced, generally costing under twenty dollars, compared to a custom orthotic of $200 or higher. Differences over a quarter inch can take their toll on the spine and should probably be compensated for with a heel lift. In some cases, the shortage can be so extreme that it requires a full lift to both the heel and sole of the shoe.
Lumbar pain is easily the most widespread health problem impacting people today. Over 80 million people suffer from back pain at some point in their life. It is a problem that costs employers millions of dollars each year as a result of lost time and productivity. Innovative and more effective treatment methods are always sought after in the hope of minimizing the economic impact this condition causes.
Men and women from all corners of the world experience foot ache due to leg length discrepancy. In these types of cases Shoe Lifts can be of worthwhile. The lifts are capable of alleviating any pain in the feet. Shoe Lifts are recommended by many experienced orthopaedic doctors.
In order to support the human body in a well balanced fashion, the feet have a significant function to play. Irrespective of that, it is sometimes the most overlooked region of the human body. Many people have flat-feet which means there is unequal force placed on the feet. This causes other areas of the body including knees, ankles and backs to be affected too. Shoe Lifts make sure that ideal posture and balance are restored.