Suara.com – Ayu Ting Ting was surprised when she first noticed that her son Bilqis’ leg length was not the same. He only realized the difference in the length of his son’s legs when Bilqis asked for a kretek massage by Bima Aryo.
At that time, Bima Aryo asked Bilqis to lie down to see the length of his legs. Apparently, the length of Bilqis’s legs was quite different enough to surprise Bima Aryo.
This one-sided long leg is also known as the difference in leg length (LLD). This condition is relatively common, where the difference in leg length is usually a fraction of an inch to a few inches.
The bigger the difference is reported from Medical News Today, the more likely the person will experience problems with gait, posture, and pain.
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The difference in leg length is also divided into two types, namely differences in functional and structural leg lengths. Each type of leg length discrepancy (LLD) requires a different treatment.
1. How to deal with the length of the leg next to the functional type
Medical treatment for the functional type of leg length usually involves physical therapy, massage, and special exercises to correct areas of imbalance and weakness. You also need to correct bad posture.
The type of medical treatment and the number of interventions a person will need depends on the underlying cause and the severity of the long side of the leg (LLD).
In this case, physical exercise or sports can help overcome the functional type of foot length problem (LLD). But, it is important for people to use Stretching and strength techniques. They should also take care to train the sides of the body that will help improve LLD.
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You can seek the help of a physical therapist to avoid other problems due to further length of the one leg. The therapist can identify areas of imbalance and recommend appropriate exercise for people with one leg length.
2. How to overcome the length of the leg next to the structural type
Long leg problems of the structural type will require more treatment depending on the difference in length between the legs, including:
a. Shoe elevator
A person with unilateral long leg or mild LLD of less than 1 inch can use shoe lifts or in-shoe leg supports for shorter legs. The use of this shoe lift can relieve back pain and improve one’s gait.
Surgical surgery may be needed to treat a significantly long leg or LLD. This surgical procedure for LLD aims to shorten the longer leg, lengthen the shorter leg and inhibit the growth of the longer leg.
Source: Suara.com – Berita Kesehatan Terkini by www.suara.com.
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