Leg Length Discrepancy Research
The following are research papers and studies about leg length discrepancies.
The highlights refer to conclusions found by the study.
The biomagnetism highlights refer to inferences made by Yasu Seminars as well as a simplified explanation of the study.
PubMed.Gov Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16271551
Objective: To study whether conservative correction in a leg-length discrepancy (LLD) of 10mm or less in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) can relieve pain.
Publication Type: Randomized, controlled intervention study, with a mean follow-up duration of 10 weeks.
Shoe inserts significantly reduced both pain intensity and disability. A moderate positive correlation was found between LLD and the degree of pain relief after wearing shoe inserts.
Shoe inserts appear to reduce CLBP and functional disability in patients with LLDs of 10 mm or less.
It is possible that mild LLD is rarely treated because clinicians are not aware of the potential for its correction.