Pain Relief for Life
Info for Parents
When a bone length asymmetry is discovered in the legs or pelvis of an adult, the bones have already reached their final size and have stopped growing, so the only thing that can be done to address the situation and alleviate any resulting chronic pain is to use a lift on the shorter side, either in the shoe when standing or under the buttock when sitting, or both, as required.
However, if the bone length asymmetry is discovered in a child whose bones are still growing, research has shown that if a supporting lift is placed under the shorter side, in many cases the shorter bone tends to lengthen and often equal the longer bone, thus eliminating the need to use a supporting lift.
Here is a paragraph taken from a medical text, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual by Janet Travell, M.D. and David Simons, M.D. (Vol. 1, p. 107):
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While not every child with a leg length difference benefited from having a lift,
the majority certainly did, so if it might be possible to help a child by using a
simple lift to help the leg lengths to equalize, it’s certainly worth a try. The
techniques presented in Pain Relief for Life are easy to try -
It’s understandable that this is probably a new concept to most parents, so if you’d like to know some possible signs of skeletal asymmetry to check for in your child, please click here. If you recognize some of these signs in your child (or yourself!), you’ll find more detailed information in Pain Relief for Life.
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