Recently, after careful evaluation of an area tennis player who would twist his ankle during a game, it was found that he had a leg length shortage. This leg length discrepancy is what created his "twisted ankle " problem.
Limb length discrepancies of the lower extremity often cause disabling problems for athletes. It is also known as the short leg syndrome. This problem may affect as much as 75-80 percent of the population, resulting in pain in the lower back, pelvis or hip. Pain may also radiate down the thigh (sciatica nerve).