If you are experiencing pain in your hips, knees, and ankles, or are having gait issues, like a limp, then you should visit an orthopedist to see if you have a leg-length discrepancy (LLD). Believe it or not, between 40 to 70% of the population has some form of LLD. Read on to learn more about this condition and how to correct it.
What Causes LLDs?
There are two types of LLDS: structural and functional.
Raising kids is extremely challenging. Children are learning how to use their muscles and bodies to develop their coordination and balance. The learning process can sometimes be hard on their growing bodies. Many will need to see an orthopedic surgeon at some time during their lifetime. There are many reasons why it may become necessary, some of which could be the following.
Hip dysplasia is a condition where a child's hip socket does not form properly.