Compensation for Leg Length Difference needs to be gradually increased over time
The common school of thought amongst physical therapists, chiropractors, and orthopedic surgeons when it comes to how much of a leg length difference to compensate for is very consistent. Most of these medical professionals will tell their patients when giving them a measurement of leg lengths to start with a shoe lift modifications of about 50% of the total leg length inequality. Then over time to gradually work to full compensation.The reasons for this are that the body needs to be acclimated to the shoe lift gradually instead of all at once. If the leg length inequality is overcompensated for then that could cause other complications which are avoidable. Always consult with your medical professional before deciding on what lift size to go with.