Limb length discrepancies

RL BlakeCenter for Sports Medicine, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco, CA 94109.

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H FergusonCenter for Sports Medicine, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco, CA 94109.

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Examining for a possible limb length discrepancy is an important part of the podiatric biomechanical examination. The authors present a review of the literature pertaining to the definition of and examination for a limb length discrepancy. They present a typical rationale for lift therapy in the treatment of this pathology.