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Thank you for your post on our Tai Chi forum.
First of all the difference in the legs will most surely be causing all the aches and pains your husband is experiencing. I am confident to say that his hips and spinal alignment is effected and therefore all the aches and pains. It is imperative that your husband seeks professional help re this where they will be building up his shoe in various formats. He might even need a chiro to re align his hips and spine. Tai Chi with misaligned hips is not going to do him any good as he will have that limitation of the shorter leg. I would recommend that he practises tai chi with the adjusted shoe on. But again it is imperative that he seeks professional advice re this as i am only going on what you are telling me. Once the shorter leg is seen to and the aligned hips and spine is seen to then the Tai Chi will assist in ensuring the corect posture and stabilizing muscles are maintained.
I would also recommend you post your question to our forum GP for further advice on medication and disability/handicap issues.
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