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Suggest treatment for length difference in legs due to polio

Dear Team, Am Shilpa from Bangalore. I need your kind guidance. My husband age 30. He had polio attack when he was in the age of 3rd. He can able to walk, drive without pain and support. He is perfect, but while walking he will lift his left leg heel for 3-4 inches, means his leg his little short compare to his another leg Some of the doctors suggested if we get polio surgery done, it will be cure, So that they can make proper length for both legs. But still we are getting scare for surgery. Kindly need your valuable suggestion If we get it done can his heel 3-4 inches will be reduce to 1-2 inches please suggest if you other remedy. I agree we cant get it complete cure but reducing numbers is also fine.. please help us.... Regards Shilpa 0000
Mon, 29 Jun 2015
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try for a while adding a heel under the shoe of the shorter leg. if he is ok so, you can avoid surgery
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Suggest treatment for length difference in legs due to polio

try for a while adding a heel under the shoe of the shorter leg. if he is ok so, you can avoid surgery