The allegedly shorter leg and the Bowen Therapy
I see this phenomenon very often in my practice.
My patients tell me that they were usually told about this diagnosis a long time ago and that if this leg length difference was extensive, they were also prescribed an insole.
But an anatomically shorter leg is rare, unchangeable and should be compensated for by using an insole, depending on the difference.
Where does this apparent leg length difference come from?
A short journey into the anatomy of the body and the pelvis.
Our pelvis consists of two pelvic halves that are connected to the sacrum by a connective tissue-like structure called the haft. The hip allows a certain mobility of the respective pelvic halves. The entire structure (pelvic halves and sacrum) is also called the ISG (sacroiliac joint).
So far so good, but where does the shorter leg come from?
At least one half of the pelvis has shifted in the ISG, which has changed the position of the acetabulum and thus, logically, the whole leg on the same side.
How can something like this happen?
Through one-sided activity or habitual bad posture, one-sided pressure or force (e.g. a fall or accident).
The statics in the body change and this misalignment, if undetected and untreated, can lead to a variety of complaints:
• One-sided muscular or also neuralgic pain in the buttocks, pelvis, knee and foot
(burning heel, heel spur, ischalgia, incipient hip and knee joint arthrosis)
• Back pain
• Temporomandibular joint problems
• Muscular hardening of the posterior thigh muscles
• And much more
Bowen treatment can often alleviate and eliminate these misalignments and associated pain very quickly.
The Bowen therapy releases the tension and thus reverses the misalignments.
And it is all very gentle, non-invasive and effective in the long term.
If you suffer from one of the listed complaints, wear insoles or have been diagnosed with this condition, please feel free to contact me and I will support you in standing with both legs equally long in life again.