One of my legs is about 2cm shorter than the other. (This wasn't so until March, when a bike accident and the surgery that followed change my femur length -- see the picture below.) I'm looking for ideas about how to ride "normally" again.
-- Orthotics. The problem with these is that adding 2cm inside the shoe means my shoes don't fit comfortably. Perhaps I need different shoes with taller heel boxes?
-- Change cleat location. I've moved the cleats on my short leg several mm forward (towards my toes) and on my long leg slightly back. It just doesn't feel right, though.
-- Consult a professional. I'm seeing PT folks now. They gave me heel lifters, which have the same challenges as orthotics (shoe fit is problematic). I'm considering seeing other folks, like Dr. Pruitt.
-- Do nothing. This means rotating my pelvis and/or plantarflexion to compensate. I've tried this, and it doesn't feel good. I enjoy long rides (I was planning to do 600k this summer), so a tilted pelvis or foot is a poor solution.
-- Cleat risers? Perhaps increasing the distance from the peddle spindle to the base of the shoe would work?
-- Other suggestions?