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... on January 11th,2006. I was up and walking the next morning and my legs were totally even, about 3 days later my doctor and I noticed that my operated leg was a bit longer, by two weeks post op the difference was 1. ... (11 replies)
... head. The muscles are slack and are not under the correct tension. When the surgeon removes the arthritic hip joint and replaces it with a femoral component of normal length the short, tight abductor muscles cannot adapt immediately to the longer head and neck length. ... (11 replies)
... cm of actual leg length. He says the same as my surgeon that I am suffering from apparent leg length caused by the muscles... Looks like I need some ideas on therapy that I can do to help stretch those muscles.. ... (11 replies)

... I would go see a massage therapist trained in neuromuscular or other similar structural type of massage modality. Apparent leg length is caused by muscles. Ask her to massage the muscles above the hip on the apparent long side and below the hip on the short side. ... (11 replies)
... and somehow, that difference was maintained. I had sort of hoped that the leg would be a bit longer. ... (11 replies)
... A difference in leg length post of a partial or complete hip replacement is completely normal. In fact there's several posts on the board regarding such subject. ... (2 replies)
... It's my understanding that an orthopedic surgeon can do a leg lengthening procedure but whether that option is available or not depends on the cause of the leg length imbalance. Hope this helps. ... (1 replies)
... cms is not too much of a discrepancy. The trouble is that we don't know if you really have a short leg or lumbar muscle tightness or SIJ dysfunction. Add to this the fact that leg lengths can vary from day to day depending on what I do not know. ... (4 replies)
... I did try to stretch that leg as far as I could, while lying in bed, or when sitting where I could put it out in front of me. Also used tension bands for exercise. ... (2 replies)
... There is a difference of 2 cm in my Apparent Limb Lengths of the two legs. Doc told me one of my pelvis is tilted marginally up. Hence the discrepancy. I am a basketball player and want to continue playing basketball. ... (4 replies)
... Hi, everyone! I just had THR 12 weeks ago at age 59, and this board has been such a great resource. I think we all go into the THR afraid of what might happen during surgery, and then come out the other side afraid we'll do something wrong to undo the surgery! ... (11 replies)
... I just read your post today so I thought I'd write to ya. I use to work for a company that sold arch supports and alot of people came in, after their hip surgery and had one leg longer than the other. It was very common when working there. ... (11 replies)
... re the operation, i have followed all instructions to the T regarding exercising including pain relief as advised. My knee is huge from the swelling, in fact ALL of my leg right down to and including my foot is swolen all the time, resting it makes no difference. ... (1 replies)
... My physiotherapist told me mere stretching would be good enough but its not helping me after even a month of the same. Thats why I want to visit a chiropractor. ... (4 replies)
... I don't really know of any particular websites that would address your issue. ... (11 replies)
... t will take me a while to look through it. I am sad to hear that Physical therapy will not help. I feel like I have traded one problem for another and spent alot of money to do it. ... (11 replies)
... I think your PT is right about true or actual leg length discrepancy. I know that my right leg is now longer than left and when I have left hip done surgeon will correct and make sure pelvis is balanced. I can see the slight imbalance in my xrays. ... (51 replies)
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Jul 8, 2009
... I am having difficulty though with the leg length discrepency. ... (8 replies)
... Thanks guys for the info. Hope the treatment is good and relatively quick. Am now in Arlington, TX. I ll have a checkup with a chiropractor. Am looking for a chiropractor here near my university(UTA). Anyone knows? (4 replies)
... I have a similar condition and visiting my chiropractor helps with this. With me, my L5 is subluxating (rotating) which tilts my pelvis. Simple adjustments, at least for me helps. I notice this started occurring after my total knee replacement performed 16 months ago. (4 replies)

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