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Do short women have stocky legs?

Do short women have stocky legs?

Sometimes: Short individuals have a variety of body types including legs that might be muscular and therefore stocky as well as some with thin legs and fat legs. Depends upon your diet and heredity. ...Read more

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Do women have shorter legs relative to height than men do?

Do women have shorter legs relative to height than men do?

Yes, but...: An apple build is more common in men, but not by much. Shorter legs relative to torso size is 40/60 for women..So called pear build. But many women have an apple build, with long legs and a shorter torso. The extreme: fashion models! ...Read more

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I am a 25 year old african american female with extremely long legs, long arms, and a very short torso. I suffer from mid and lower back pain. Is there a way to lengthen my torso at this age?

I am a 25 year old african american female with extremely long legs, long arms, and a very short torso. I suffer from mid and lower back pain.  Is there a way to lengthen my torso at this age?

Not at your age: I do not know of any medical treatments for surgery that can lengthen a spine. Unless you have scoliosis and with surgical or non surgical intervention, straightening the back will make your torso longer and in normal configuration. ...Read more

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Can scoliosis cause i leg to be shorter then the other?

Can scoliosis cause i leg to be shorter then the other?

Yes: If the scoliosis is related to the pelvis being "crooked" one leg may feel shorter. The leg itself is not shorter but one leg at be higher than the other. Most people with this problem require a lift or filler in the short side to avoid back pain and help with walking. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which exercises make your legs shorter?

Any suggestions on which exercises make your legs shorter?

Nothing will: Actually make your legs shorter. If you increase the bulk of your legs, as in increase the size of your quads, hamstrings, adductors and calfs, this will give the appearance of "shorter" legs. ...Read more

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Why do females often get leg pains when they are in periods?

Why do females often get leg pains when they are in periods?

Pelvic congestion: Menstrual cycle promotes inflammatory changes in the uterus. The nerves that supply your legs and lower back are influenced by these changes. If he pain is bothersome enough to decrease your intimate and or social life, you should consult a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Left back side of leg pain also noticed left leg is shorter?

Pelvic Tilt: Only way to know true leg length is x-ray study called scannogram. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction (hypermobility) explains both pain pattern & short leg sign. For more information about this topic see my chronic pain board at quora.Com. ...Read more

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How to build stronger leg muscles in a short time for trekking?

How to build stronger leg muscles in a short time for trekking?

Answer depends on...: How much time you have. I'd start with isometrics like wall sits, then move on to some light weights for the quads (using a machine), and heel raises for the calfs. Also, start to work on hamstring stretching which is crucial for healthy knees. Remember that resting between lift days is essential. Always give a muscle group a day off to help build back the muscle you broke down. Good luck! ...Read more

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Growth plate injury. Will that leg be shorter than my other leg ?

Growth plate injury.  Will that leg be shorter than my other leg ?

Low possibility : Depending of course on the mechanism of injury and the exact type of growth plate fracture that occurred, deformity from a growth plate injury occurs in less than 10% of patients. In all cases, the patient is closely monitored with growth to determine if the injured limb is lagging. ...Read more

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