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I have been to see a podiatrist.

Dolphin500DDolphin500 North East DerbyshirePosts: 11

Hi to all,

I have today been to see a Podiatrist and been told i have one leg my r one shorter than the left one which is the cause of my back n hip pain Nice.

So i now have a heel lift in my r shoe and need to go bk in 8 weeks so ive been walking round like this in agony for 55 years without finding out the real reason.

I am on morphine tabs for pain 2 X per day.

I never expected it to be the above tho i did wonder another problem to add to my list.




  • Hi Dolphin500. Thanks for sharing that. It was not something I was aware could happen. My wife has similar pain and sees a podiatrist this week so we can now add leg length to her list of questions. I hope the heal lift lowers your pain for you. Its a shame it wasn't picked up sooner.


  • @Dolphin500 I am so sorry for your issues! Yes, alignment issues can cause pain. I hate that you had to wait so long for a diagnosis. The heel lifts should take some pressure off your hips and spine, by aligning things the way they should. I hope this helps you! Keep us posted!

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  • @Dolphin 500 Yikes! When I had a series of SI joint injections in June my surgeon said that he has seen too many patients with si joint problems and different leg lengths. He sent me off to a PT, I'm going next week, to have my leg length measured. If so, that will probably lead to a podiatrist.

    Just so you know, my massage therapists have been telling me that I had a leg length differential for about a year. I ignored them, well, because I'm crazy like that. Also who needs yet another thing to be worried about.

    Thanks for your post. Did the heel adjustment make a real difference?

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