Leg Length Issues in Children

Leg Length Issues in Children

Leg length issues, though concerning for parents, are not uncommon in children and can have a significant impact on their comfort, mobility, and overall development. At Children’s Podiatry Clinics, our experienced team are experts in diagnosing and managing leg length discrepancies, offering expert care to ensure your child’s healthy growth and movement.

Understanding Leg Length Issues

Leg length issues refer to a condition where one leg is shorter than the other, leading to an imbalance in gait and posture. These discrepancies can be structural or functional and may affect one or both legs.

Causes of Leg Length Issues

Leg length discrepancies can arise from various factors, including:

Signs and Symptoms:

Parents may notice the following signs that could indicate leg length issues in children:

Expert Care at Children's Podiatry:

Our dedicated team of podiatrists are highly trained professionals in diagnosing and managing leg length issues, providing comprehensive care to support your child’s optimal growth, comfort, and mobility.

Comprehensive Assessment:

We conduct a thorough evaluation, which may include physical examination, imaging, and gait analysis, to determine the extent and cause of the leg length discrepancy.

Individualised Treatment Plans:

Based on the assessment, we create personalized treatment plans that may involve:

Parental Education:

We involve parents in the care process, providing guidance on exercises, footwear, and activities to support your child's leg length correction and overall well-being.

Long-Term Management:

Ongoing follow-up appointments and monitoring may be recommended to ensure the effectiveness of the treatment plan.


At Children’s Podiatry, we understand the impact that leg length issues can have on your child’s comfort and mobility. Our dedicated podiatrists are committed to providing expert care, personalised treatment plans, and ongoing support to help your child achieve optimal leg length balance, posture, and well-being.


To learn more about how we can assist your child in managing leg length discrepancies and promoting healthy growth, schedule a consultation with our skilled Children’s Podiatry team. Contact us today and take the first step towards supporting your child’s active and confident movement.

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