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What is the average arm length and leg length for males in relation to average height?

What is the average arm length and leg length for males in relation to average height?

Proportional?: On average, leg length is just under half of the total height and arm span from finger tip to finger tip is about equal to total height. There are several factors that can affect these ratios, such as genetics, pubertal timing, health issues, etc. ...Read more

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I run from a distance and jump to reach out for a higher cabinet, I'm 160cm probably one more arm length to reach. Will anything happen to my spine?

I run from a distance and jump to reach out for a higher cabinet, I'm 160cm probably one more arm length to reach. Will anything happen to my spine?

Did u hurt yourself?: I'm missing the picture. So you run & jump for a high cabinet that is one arm's length out of your reach. Running & jumping won't injure your spine, not in & of itself. However, if you fall & injure yourself, then yes, something can happen to your spine. Try re-asking your question again so that we can provide a better answer for you. ...Read more

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Help. Unable to see laptop at arm's length but cannot afford glasses for near vision. I am nearsighted?

Help. Unable to see laptop at arm's length but cannot afford glasses for near vision. I am nearsighted?

Presbyopia: At your age, problems with near vision are common, particularly if you are emmetropic (not requiring glasses for driving and other more distant related activities). If you are hyperopic (requiring glasses for many tasks far and near) you probably would have already be in glasses awhile ago. Now, i'd you are myopic (near sighted) you wouldl be able to see up close. I'd try some +1.00 readers. ...Read more

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Have dull left arm inner ache which runs length of arm to hand. No other symptoms. Negative nuclear stress test 9 months ago. Cardiac likelihood?

Have dull left arm inner ache which runs length of arm to hand. No other symptoms. Negative nuclear stress test 9 months ago. Cardiac likelihood?

Ulnar Nerve Inflamma: Probably it is ulnar nerve neuralgia due to inflammation of ulnar nerve/tendons and sheath. Try Motrin 400 to 600 mg three times daily for 1 week (if no GI problems). If not working then you need steroid injection into the nerve sheath/joint. Consult a hand surgeon. It is an outpatient injection procedure. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kind of exercise routine would be best to strengthen an arm that is shorter in length?

Please answer! What kind of exercise routine would be best to strengthen an arm that is shorter in length?

Same as longer arm!: Seriously! We don't recommend any specific exercise just b/c one arm is shorter. Likewise, we don't recommend any specific exercise just b/c other arm is longer. In other words, don't favor one extremity or body part over other. Work them all out equally, to the best of their ability. Don't forget aerobic conditioning to improve cardiorespiratory (heart & lung) fitness. Plus healthy nutrition. ...Read more

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What does length of the arms mean? Why do they measure them outstretched?

What does length of the arms mean? Why do they measure them outstretched?

Distance: The lengthier arms means absolutely nothing except the distance from your shoulder to your fingertips. There is a tremendous genetic variation on arm length. ...Read more

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I have a random lump inside my arm about a centimeter in length. It's right below the antecubital and to the right and is hard. Doesn't really hurt?

I have a random lump inside my arm about a centimeter in length. It's right below the antecubital and to the right and is hard. Doesn't really hurt?

Lymph gland: Most likely this is a lymph gland which is part of the immune system that gets bigger when there is infection to produce antibodies.
generally speaking you might require a course of antibiotics and blood test. Then possibly a biopsy to find out what that is if is still persist.
research find that the chance for this to be nutsy is extremely rare
you will need to see your doctor to discuss that ...Read more

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Is it harder for someone with long arms to build muscle compared to someone with normal length arms?

Is it harder for someone with long arms to build muscle compared to someone with normal length arms?

No: Perhaps you are thinking that you aren't bulky because you are tall. Focus on strenth and fitness. Most tall people prefer aerobic sports to wieght lifting because of the strain this can place on neck and back discs in tall people. Wieght training will inctease your muscle size in 2 weeks, just keep steppping it up. Consider a trainer to keep it safe. ...Read more

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Got burned by a frying pan in the arm. The burn goes the length of my arm. Has bubbles on top. Should go to hospital and stay off work?

Got burned by a frying pan in the arm. The burn goes the length of my arm. Has bubbles on top. Should go to hospital and stay off work?

Burn: This is a second degree burn and should be treated in the hospital emergency room where you'll also receive instructions on wound care and get a tetanus booster depending upon when your last booster shot was administered. ...Read more

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I had blood drawn from my arm 10 days ago. The nurse didn't miss, but I still have a bruise that is 10 CM in length and is getting more painful?

I had blood drawn from my arm 10 days ago. The nurse didn't miss, but I still have a bruise that is 10 CM in length and is getting more painful?

See doctor: You should see your doctor, as a hematoma/bruise should not be hurting 10 days after a blood draw. You should contact the facility where you had the blood drawn. ...Read more

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I slept on my arms as a kid, in my teens, I still do it now I feel tingles when I wake up I'm 6'1" with a 12 in forearm length could that stunt growth?

I slept on my arms as a kid, in my teens, I still do it now I feel tingles when I wake up I'm 6'1" with a 12 in forearm length could that stunt growth?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that you have had any stunting of your growth from sleeping on your arms a lot as a child. While pressure and insult on a growth plate can disrupt its functioning, remember that we only sleep for 6-8hours on average per day. Out of that time, I am sure you were moving/shifting around in bed and not completely always on your arms. ...Read more

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What can cause pain along the length of my arm and thumb/finger numbness?

What can cause pain along the length of my arm and thumb/finger numbness?

Cervical spine disea: Problem in the neck (cervical spine disc? C5/c6) could do it ulnar nerve entrapment can be the cause an EMG (electromyogram) will settle the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had 2 iv's for a spinal surgery now I have noticed a vein in my arm is very hard the length of my forearm and is sore. Is this something dangerous?

I had 2 iv's for a spinal surgery now I have noticed a vein in my arm is very hard the length of my forearm and is sore. Is this something dangerous?

No: Sounds like you have superficial thrombophlebitis from your IV. The vein becomes hard and tender. Try heat packs, and Ibuprofen acutely and this will resolve w/ time (usually in 2 weeks).If it doesn't see your pcp. ...Read more

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Numbness in fourth and little finger and down arms. Numbness in toes when standing for a length of time. Diagnosed autoimmune illnesses. Any ideas?

Numbness in fourth and little finger and down arms. Numbness in toes when standing for a length of time. Diagnosed autoimmune illnesses. Any ideas?

Uncertain: The left arm could also be C-7 T-1 radiculopathy (pinched nerve inthe neck). The toe numbness may not even be neurologic and could be parasthesias. What immune illness you have if you have one may or may not be involved. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is the recovery from thigh surgery longer than arm lift surgery? I'm having thigh lift surgery to improve my shape and ripply legs. I would like to know what is the typical length of the recovery period. How soon can I return to normal exercise routines a

Is the recovery from thigh surgery longer than arm lift surgery? I'm having thigh lift surgery to improve my shape and ripply legs. I would like to know what is the typical length of the recovery period. How soon can I return to normal exercise routines a

Recovery: This varies from patient to patient but most recovery is 4-6 weeks. No aggressive exercise for 6 weeks. The recovery can be more difficult as compared to the arms. Make sure you see a board certified plastic surgeon to go over all these questions. ...Read more

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Cortisone inj. Today in rt. Shoulder at jt. For tendonitis. This eve. I have sign. Pain moving rt. Arm. Ice? Ys in december show degenerative joint disease with bone spurs from neck down length of back and right shoulder. Decreased rom with some pain

You: You can try ice and advil (ibuprofen) (if you have no reasons you can't take advil (ibuprofen)), but if the pain persists or you have any fever or redness then you must call your orthopedist immediately for evaluation to be sure you aren't having a reaction or an infection. ...Read more

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For what length of time do I have to wear a cast for a tiny fracture in my elbow?

For what length of time do I have to wear a cast for a tiny fracture in my elbow?

What bone is it?: Some fractures around the elbow, like an impacted radial head fracture, may only need to be splinted for a week or two. A fracture into the joint as with the capitellum or olecanon might need casting or surgery then casting for several weeks. ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed radial artery was not found in length of forearm. Now it shows radial artery at wrist & forearm but not in mid portion. Meaning?

Ultrasound showed radial artery was not found in length of forearm. Now it shows radial artery at wrist & forearm but not in mid portion. Meaning?

Anomaly: You may have a congenitally acquired difference in the way your vasculature formed. Basically, this means every human is born and develops a bit differently. Alternatively, there could be problems in the way the ultrasound was performed. ...Read more

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How to break a arm?

How to break a arm?

RIde motorcycle.: Hang glide, fall, play sports, etc.

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I have pain in my arm?

PAIN ARM: YOU Need to be more specific as there can be numerous causes which can include trauma, infection, nerve pain, heart problems etc. ...Read more

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How to have a slender arm?

How to have a slender arm?

Can't select an arm: One cannot just make an arm slender. To make an arm slender, one would have to lose weight and make all parts of the body slender. ...Read more