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#489 3 ways to determine limb length discrepancy in a runner

A podcast listener sent in a great question for the Doc On The Run Podcast. Sandra asked, “Is there a best way to ascertain if a person has a leg length discrepancy? MRI, measuring, what is it?” “Limb length discrepancy” just means one leg is a little bit longer than the other. There are lots of different ways to figure out whether or not you have a limb length discrepancy. Figuring out how big that difference might be is really important if you want to fix it. Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about three different ways to determine limb length discrepancies in a runner.

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#481 3 signs of a limb length discrepancy in runners

This podcast episode comes from a telemedicine visit second opinion with a triathlete and runner who was having pain as he ramped up his mileage. It turns out he had what we call a limb length discrepancy, where you actually have one leg that is a little bit shorter than the other. This is something we see a lot in runners who are starting to get problems as they increase mileage during training. Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about three signs of limb length discrepancies in runners.

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