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One leg longer than the other..

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by roshi chris, 3 Aug 2007.

  1. roshi chris

    roshi chris New Member

    Location:
    London
    ..my left lower leg is about 5mm longer than my right. It is noticable when I sit down with knees together (not that I do that very often of course).

    I don't think this used to be the case. I have had a dodgy knee for some time now (long leg knee!) though, maybe this is linked?

    Is this normal? Should I be worried?
     
  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    If it's not giving you any pain then I shouldn't worry about it, but keep an eye on it and if the difference in length increases then get some professional medical advice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    I too have a leg length diff (about 1cm), due to a childhood accident, and suffer with a sore knee.

    I had orthotics made and that improved, but didn't cure the problem. I also found some benefit in using spd pedals with the springs set as loose as possible to maximise float.

    I am convinced that the lack of symmetry impacts on the knees.