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my arms are the same, but my left calf/thigh is an inch smaller than the right. i think it is because i am left handed/left bodied, and i work that side more.
It's not strange or a problem, it is most likely only noticeable to you, and favouring one side in a workout probably won't help much.
I noticed that my skinny jeans (which used to feel roomy) were getting tight on my right calves. Then my right calves and my right thighs. This was after I really got into Spin & Kickboxing classes so that must be it. It's a little annoying, because I feel like I've gained weight, but my left leg still feels the roominess in the jeans. I do lead with my right side and noticed when I kickbox or do spin, my right side dominates (pedals harder and when kickboxing, my jumps and kicks are stronger and higher on the right. I did worry, but mostly because I thought I was gaining weight! Plus I also felt that I was retaining water due to eating something too salty, or having just a little too much wine the night before. Still figuring out my body each and every day! Aren't we all?
how old are you because you may have lymphedema. its quite common in women and normally only in the left leg, hardly ever in the right. i hav lymphedema and im 15. you can find out in childhood, teenage yrs or around your 30s. my left leg is 3 cm bigger than my right on my thigh, 1 1/2 cm on my knee and 1 on my ankle... luckily my mum is a physio and a specialist in lymphatic massage... i managed to find out quickly but if u leave it it can progressively get bigger and bigger. have u had any injuries recently because i fractured my foot which triggered my lymphedema. Many people do not know they have lymphedema and im not saying u do but i strongly advise u to get it checked out coz it can get larger and larger until it becomes rock solid. i hav to wear compression tights every day.. oh and another thing. primary lympedema is long term and u hav had it wen u were born even if the difference between the legs are unnoticable. secondary lymphedema is due to some kind of accident if u brake a bone for example. pllssse get it checked out because i know a 10 yr old girl who left her leg for 1 yr and now her foot looks like a huge triangle.. its worth it :D xxx
I shatterred my right ankle in January of 2001 which required pins, screws, and a plate. I arrested during surgery and suffered with some idiopathic neuro-muscular problems which slowly improved over several years. I was left with peripheral neuropathy, some weakness in my right leg, and recurrent tendonitis in my ankle. During this time, my right thigh has gradually been increasing in size and is now 3 1/2" bigger than the left. I am undergoing tests to get to figure out what's going on. I wanted to ask how quickly your lymphedema developed.?
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