Walking in Circles?
posted: Sep. 28, 2023.
People always tell me they have a short leg. I say, "have you broken one of them?" Usually the reply is no. There is no reason to have a short leg unless you have broken or fractured a leg and it didn't heal at the same length. Of course there are congenital reasons or things you are born with, but they are rare. When a person lays down on the table with their face down you can usually see a leg length difference. Does everyone have a short leg? No! The key is to bend the legs at the knee and see if the leg stays short or becomes longer. This tells me there is a rotation occurring in the pelvis, causing the legs to be different lengths. I once treated a guy who had one leg at least an inch short. I asked him if he walks in circles all the time. After I corrected his pelvis his legs were even and they stayed even after about four treatments. The only complaint he had was that he had to pay a tailor to hem all of his suit pants since one leg was short on every pair.
So, if you are walking in circles you'll come to the same conclusion, get your pelvis adjusted.