Limb-Length Discrepancy on Gait Economy in Older Adults – (07-09-01)

Limb-Length Discrepancy on Gait Economy in Older Adults

It is interesting to see an article on leg length insufficiency relating to fatigue and oxygen consumption. Chiropractors have been checking for this for ever. This article relates to after effects of surgical joint replacement, but the concepts and end results can be the same. Sometimes something as simple as fitting a patient for orthotics can fix many problems…I’ve seen many patients with genu valgus (knock-kneed) and much knee pain and degeneration that would be in my office know if someone had fitted them for orthotics ten years ago.

JBJS — Abstracts: Gurney et al. 83 (6): 907

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.