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Old 07-15-2018, 03:28 PM
mhespenheide mhespenheide is offline
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After decades of riding, with slight hints of this that I earlier ignored, I'm now strongly considering that I'm a little asymmetrical left/right, as odd as that might sound.

Is there any recommended way to accurately measure if my arm or legs are different lengths -- other than the obvious use of a tape measure?
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:25 PM
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I don't have any really good solutions for you but I'm pretty sure you are not alone. In addition, my chiropractor used to say that my legs were different lengths depending if I was "adjusted" or not. I thought it was a bunch of BS but it always felt better after she did her magic so I didn't say anything.
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:52 PM
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Well, there is a chance you have rotated hips and shoulders instead of longer/shorter limbs you know.
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Old 07-31-2018, 03:31 PM
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The most accurate way is to get measured by a professional of some sort.

If you want to avoid that route, then I would say have a friend help you. Lay flat and have them measure from the ankle joint (medial malleoli) to either the pelvic protrusion or to the anterior superior illiac. For the arm length, pick a protrusion in the shoulder and measure to a protrusion at the wrist.

Even if your true limb measurements are relatively consistent right to left, you may very well still be functionally asymmetrical - a lot of us are.
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