Myth….If I am constantly getting injured on one side, that must mean that I have a leg length discrepancy, right?
We hear this one all the time, and we are glad to set the record straight! Significant leg discrepancies are not common. Frequently, an athlete will be evaluated by lying flat on a table with an observer at the foot of the table. The observer takes both of the athlete’s feet in his or her hands, presses the ankles together, “eyeballs” the soles of the feet, and finally declares, “YEP! Your left anklebone is a full 2 cm below your right one buddy! Your left leg is definitely longer.”