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Do Short Women Have Stocky Legs
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?
Short limb: This is what we call a limb length discrepency. The problems that we can see, mainly arthritis and pain, are normally biomechanical in nature. Simple things like a lift build into one of your shoes can help balance out the discrepency. Surgery to lengthen the leg is reserved for severe conditions. ...Read more
Iclosed femoral shol: Closed femoral shortening this is possible but a terrible , idea love who you are , pain scars infx disatisfaction complications. Its done for large leg length discrepancies only not for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more
Walking in a hole.: Actually, both limbs in a limb length discrepancy may be prone to different types of injures. The long side is more likely to suffer from excessive pronation for example. However, short limbs may seem to be more often injured because they are in essence falling in to a hole with each step. The long limb raises the short leg, which must then fall forward a greater distance to the ground. ...Read more
I am 163cm , i feel that i am very short and loss conf. , is going to the gym and do leg day is good or bad?
Working out at the: gym will not help you grow taller. The more important thing is to get help so that you do not measure your self-worth by how tall you are. A mental health professional can help you sort this out. He/she may also do some assertiveness training w/you. Be a good, clean, and positive person and you will do best. Peace and good health. ...Read more
The one leg is long , but the other is short , so i want to treat them , i don't know how can be cured? I am chinese, please help me. Thank you very much
Short leg: Since you dont mention how old you are, i would suggest you see a podiatrist who could develop a shoe with a lift for you. If you are still young, see an orthopedist about possible surgery. ...Read more
Leg length : The best way to tell is to stand barefoot and have someone put their hands on the top of your pelvis ( hips ) the lower hand is the shorter leg ...Read more
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