Why Leg Length Is More Important Than You Think

Just like any building or structure, your body needs a firm foundation to stay strong and function properly, and proper posture helps create that foundation. One important component of your posture and its effect on the body is your legs. You may have heard someone tell you about their legs being different lengths, which is actually pretty common. However, this is can have a pretty significant impact on your health, but it is also pretty easy to correct in most situations. When there is unevenness in the hips, unbalanced muscle tone, or even a misalignment in the spine, it can create slight differences in leg length, which can lead to a host of other issues. Muscle tension, poor joint mobility, and a diminished quality of life are all possible results of uneven leg length. If you are having issues related to this, a Rochester Hills chiropractor can help correct these discrepancies and relieve you of your discomfort.


The Importance of Leg Length


It’s very likely you have never considered your own leg length before, as it’s a topic most of us don’t notice. A wrong step on a flight of stairs, sitting at a strange angle for too long, or a twisted ankle can all contribute to issues that you do not even know are happening. But in these instances, your leg can become “stuck” in that position and begin to become irritated or even inflamed. This can lead to more serious issues, as people with substantially incongruent leg lengths often have a degenerative disease also. The body is designed to be even and a prolonged imbalance can throw it off, leading to intense lower back or hip pain, among other issues. It is important to seek regular care from a Rochester Hills chiropractor to remove any misalignments and prevent these related effects from occurring.


Chiropractic Care for Leg Length


When you experience pain as a result of short leg syndrome, it can usually be traced back to a misalignment in the spine, a buildup of pressure, or both. The spine begins to compensate for these issues, which is what can lead to degeneration over time. Not only does this impact the back and legs, but it can lead to pain in the knees, ankles, and lower back, or even the soft tissues that surround them. Many people begin to suffer from headaches, digestive problems, or poor immune health over time as a result of short leg syndrome.


The key to preventing this from happening is early diagnosis and intervention. When you visit Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan, they can perform gentle adjustments that help your body reverse initial damage and prevent further harm from occurring.


If you suffer from these issues or fear they may be in your future, Vitality Precision Chiropractic can help. Contact our team today to begin working towards alignment and a pain-free future!