slapping gait - left tilt pelvis leg lenght discrepancy
I have a gait disorder diagnosis has been unknown neurological cause for 5 years ?
I have started to explore other possibilities for this problem due to increasing low back pain . eg mechanical problem and have recently had xrays which confirm the following . I have cervical spondylitus ( moderate) c4/5 minimal disc height loss, loss of lordosis and my pelvis is tilted to the left .
On researching the net re tilted pelvis I came across possible leg lenght discrepancy as a cause . I got my husband to measure both legs hilst I was lying flat My left leg is actually 1 1/2 inches shorter than my right .
I have an abnormal gait and my foot slaps on the left side which incidentally is the shorter leg. I have problems in the swing phase of gait >
Is it possible that this is the cause of my gait problem . All neuro tests including foot relexes have been normal
Advice please on whether this could be the problem and what steps to take to resolve it thanks
Normally in many people there is a little difference with the length but it may/may not be the cause of the gait.
Let yourself checked by an orthopaedician to come to a diagnosis, and if you have a problem then you can wear shoes which would clear this problem.
Proper ergonomics is important, the way you walk, sleep, shoes etc aggravate your symtoms (symptoms). Take care!
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