There are two different types of leg length discrepancies, congenital and acquired. Congenital means you are born with it. One leg is anatomically shorter in comparison to the other. Through developmental stages of aging, the brain picks up on the stride pattern and identifies some difference. Our bodies typically adapts by dipping one shoulder over to the "short" side. A difference of less than a quarter inch is not really excessive, doesn't need Shoe Lifts to compensate and usually doesn't have a serious effect over a lifetime.
Leg length inequality goes typically undiagnosed on a daily basis, yet this problem is easily fixed, and can reduce quite a few incidents of back problems.
Therapy for leg length inequality usually consists of Shoe Lifts. They are low-priced, in most cases being less than twenty dollars, compared to a custom orthotic of $200 plus. When the amount of leg length inequality begins to exceed half an inch, a whole sole lift is generally the better choice than a heel lift. This prevents the foot from being unnecessarily stressed in an abnormal position.
Chronic back pain is the most prevalent health problem affecting men and women today. Around 80 million people experience back pain at some point in their life. It is a problem which costs businesses vast amounts of money each year due to time lost and output. New and superior treatment solutions are constantly sought after in the hope of minimizing the economical impact this condition causes.
People from all corners of the world suffer the pain of foot ache due to leg length discrepancy. In most of these situations Shoe Lifts can be of beneficial. The lifts are capable of reducing any pain and discomfort in the feet. Shoe Lifts are recommended by countless specialist orthopaedic doctors.
In order to support the body in a balanced fashion, feet have a very important job to play. Irrespective of that, it can be the most neglected area of the human body. Many people have flat-feet meaning there is unequal force exerted on the feet. This will cause other body parts like knees, ankles and backs to be affected too. Shoe Lifts make sure that appropriate posture and balance are restored.