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Getting to know your own body

Just been to the physiotherapist in the wake of my recent back problems. He demonstrated convincingly that my left leg is slightly shorter than my right leg. In 42 years I had never noticed that, and nobody else had ever pointed it out.

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chickenfeet2003
Jun. 18th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
I had the same experience at pretty much the same age. I mentioned it to my tailor who confirmed that he had known for years but it wasn't tailor etiquette to mention it.
aliceinfinland
Jun. 18th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
I think most people's are. Mine was demonstrated in ballet class as the longer leg sort of stuck to the floor when I slid it in tendus while standing on the shorter. So did he prescribe a lift on one shoe?
nwhyte
Jun. 19th, 2009 10:19 am (UTC)
Essentially, yes; though the short-term treatment is more work on the back muscles.
sammywol
Jun. 18th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
Might explain a couple of postural things but really, it is not the sort of thing you can raise in conversation unless you know someone VERY well (or else you plan never to talk to them again).
redfiona99
Jun. 18th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
I was pretty much going to say what aliceinfinland said. Also, one of your eyes will be slightly higher than the other, and, if you're the right gender, one of your breasts will be slightly larger than the other. It's only really a problem if it affects your day to day life (I have feet that are 1/4 size different to each other, it makes show shopping an adventure.)
yea_mon
Jun. 19th, 2009 08:57 am (UTC)
I've the same problem - one foot is size 8, t'other is 8 and a half.
wwhyte
Jun. 19th, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
Same's true for me, as I discovered when I had sciatica about ten years ago. Do you think we could be related?
raycun
Jun. 19th, 2009 07:17 am (UTC)
I'm curious now, how did he demonstrate this?
nwhyte
Jun. 19th, 2009 10:22 am (UTC)
Got me to stand up as I normally do, and pointed out that my right leg is habitually out to the side or in front to make up for the difference in length.
(no subject) - acesspadesdice - Jun. 19th, 2009 11:47 am (UTC) - Expand
blueboxfever
Jun. 23rd, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
My dad discovered the same problem earlier this year. It explained a lot of his back aches, too. Well one thing I've learned is that you definitely shouldn't trust your GP to point this out for you...

Edited at 2009-06-23 04:05 pm (UTC)
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