Differences in limb length can be due to many causes and their management is related to the predicted limb length discrepancy at skeletal maturity. Predicted leg length discrepancies of 2-5 cm at skeletal maturity can be managed with a shoe raise or a shortening procedure such as surgical closure of a relevant growth plate (epiphysiodesis) at an appropriate time to achieve limb length equality at cessation of growth. Injuries such as bone fractures, sprains and strains are common causes of a limp.
Symptoms Of Limps
A limp refers to any type of difficulty found when walking.
If you notice you favour using one leg over another, then you may a have a slight limp. A limp is often due to disease or damage and should be assess by a trained health care professional.
Our highly skilled Physiotherapists are trained to assess, diagnose and treat conditions that may result in a person experiencing a limp.
Treatment of Limps
Our Chartered Physiotherapists can assess discrepancies, which can often be corrected with athletic conditioning and stretching programs, or by wearing arch supports, heel lifts or orthotic devices.
Whilst in some cases, certain limb length discrepancies are beyond the scope of the Paediatric Physiotherapists, our podiatrist can advise you on the best course of action after having an assessment.
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