Users' questions

What does it mean when your left leg is bigger than your right?

What does it mean when your left leg is bigger than your right?

It all happens to us in one way or another, but if you have swelling in just one of your legs, you are likely suffering from a condition called lymphedema. Lymphedema is a condition that affects the lymphatic system, which is part of the circulatory system.

Is it normal for my left leg to be bigger than my right?

If you’re doing a squat and your right leg is stronger than the left, you end up using more of your right side to perform the lift, and use less of your left side. This has a snowball effect Loading… A small amount of asymmetry is ‘normal’, meaning that it is common among most people…but it is not good.

How big is the left calf compared to the right?

Most people are not completely. An inch is quite a difference though. It is possible you are more coordinated with your left calf, so when you train them together you put more focus on the left without realizing it. One way to help with this would be to train each calf by itself.

Why is my One Leg appearing slimmer than the other?

A: The fact that one of your legs is slimmer than the other suggests that the muscles in that leg may be wasting away. The cause needs study. This is why your doctor has advised you to undergo tests.

Is it normal to kick with your right leg?

It’s not normal but it’s not uncommon either. It occurs with soccer players who use one foot more than the other to kick the football. It also occurs when someone uses either the right leg or the left leg more often. In my case, my right calf is about one inch larger than my left. As a soccer player I kicked most of the time with my right leg.

If you’re doing a squat and your right leg is stronger than the left, you end up using more of your right side to perform the lift, and use less of your left side. This has a snowball effect Loading… A small amount of asymmetry is ‘normal’, meaning that it is common among most people…but it is not good.

How does one inch difference in leg length affect you?

“It was just a constant pain,” says the 35-year-old. He also dealt with occasional severe bouts of back pain from the one-inch leg length discrepancy. Even a centimeter’s leg length difference can affect how one stands, walks and is able to move around, let alone the personal expectation and desire for symmetry many people have.

Most people are not completely. An inch is quite a difference though. It is possible you are more coordinated with your left calf, so when you train them together you put more focus on the left without realizing it. One way to help with this would be to train each calf by itself.

What to do when one leg is shorter than the other?

In adults, who aren’t growing anymore, it’s possible to take a segment of bone out to shorten the longer leg. If the discrepancy is really small, it’s easier to shorten the long leg, Herzenberg says.