Doctor insights on:
Grow Taller Stretching
No: Any transient increase in your length created by stretching (hanging) disappears over time after you stand up and gravity removes that effect. You might get excited about these minor changes if you measure yourself, and they may push to try to do more, but is not a healthy pursuit. Try to accept your present height as at your age you are finished growing. ...Read more
No: Stretching will not make you grow taller. ...Read more
Is there anyway stretching or sitting cross legged can permanently make one grow taller? How about stretching from chiropractors manipulations? I'm 40
No: At 40 you are as tall as you will ever be. No diet, drug, stretch or manipulation can change that. If you have a year + to burn & lots of spare cash you could go outside the US to find a special treatment. They surgically break your upper legs & place you in specialized frames that can stretch you a few inches while the bones heal. There is no guarantee & the procedure is not approved in the US ...Read more
No, but: Height is how you carry yourself, proper posture, wearing the right clothes for your body habitus. Stand straight, hold your head square, don't slump, look confident, shoulders back, head a bit back (almost like trying to make a double chin): you'll look taller, tougher, send a message to that oncoming intruder that says 'don't mess with me'. Yes, stretch away. Perception is everything. ...Read more
Will stretching for 15 mins in total 10-12 times a day along with hanging from bar for 30 mins and skipping for 30 mins help me grow taller? I'm 20.
Temporary: The growth plates of the long bones will determine the final stature of anyone. When they have closed (after puberty), you are at your final height. Any stretching may straighten the vertebrae, briefly adding height, but as gravity exerts its normal effect, you return to normal posture and settled height, with some natural curving in the neck and back. ...Read more
No, but: Height is how you carry yourself: proper posture, wearing right clothes for you, standing straight, holding head square, looking confident, shoulders back, head a bit back (doible chin-like). You'll look taller, tougher (send message to aggressor: 'don't mess with me'). Yes, stretch away. Perception is everything. (we all have potential for good or evil; turn the virtual good into the real you-:). ...Read more
What are the best ways to grow taller at 16 and if you put stretching please list examples of what stretches?
Nothing special: Genetics and the growth centers of your bones determine how tall you can grow. Most growth centers will close at 16-19 years of age in males. After that happens, you can not grow taller. If your growth centers are open (xray), a balanced diet/rest ; healthy physical activity would support good growth. There are no special diets, meds or exercises that make you taller. ...Read more
Recent studies have found from doctors that you can grow taller after puberty with the stretching of the spine, what do u doctors think?
Improved posture: Working on posture can make someone look taller, but it can't actually make someone anatomically taller. Growth has to happen for height to increase. Growth plates in bone are fused by late teens by pubertal hormones which is when growth stops. Any effect from spine stretching would be postural. Please be careful about spine manipulation because of potential risk of injury. ...Read more
I am 17 years old I hear allot about programs to grow taller like"GrowTaller4Idiot" it include stretching excercises that make taller it will help?
I am 17 years old do I have chances to grow taller with good nutrtion and stretching excercises,?! I am on the same heigt of my dad's we are 169 CM
Growth: In my experience, I don't believe you are finished but a growth curve for the last 9 years would be helpful. ...Read more
No: Sorry but there is no evidence to suggest that this works. Apparently this is a common misunderstanding, as I recently had someone ask me this in my office. Stretching does not affect skeletal growth and ultimate stature. ...Read more
Can streching help grow taller at 14 for girls. I look at the wiki how and they say it can help grow taller. And eating calcium can help grow tall too?
Not really...: There is usually some growth in girls at age 14 years. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase the final height. Stand up straight! ...Read more
No: This is not a method to grow taller. Sorry. ...Read more
Can I grow taller by hanging upside down with rope tied on my ankle just like how african neck rings stretch necks? I'm not concerned about injuries
Nope, won't work: I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the way your legs grow through growth plates within the ends of the shafts of the bones make it so your proposed method would not work. You can't stretch out those growth plates to make yourself taller, and the bone that is already there won't stretch - its like trying to stretch steel or wood - to rigid to be amenable to that. Accept what your height is. ...Read more
If I stretch everyday, do the cobra stretch other back stretches neck stretch and leg stretches will I grow taller? Also taking multivitamins
No: You can find out if you can grow taller by having a bone age study done. This takes an x-ray of your wrist/hand and evaluates the growth centers seen in the bones to come up with a Bone Age, or standardized reading of your bone maturity. If your bone age is adult & the growth centers have closed, nothing will help you grow taller. No diet, no hormones, no stretches. They are good for health. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: Some kids continue to grow taller into their late teens or rarely early twenties but only when their bone maturity lags behind their age. If the growth centers of the long bones have fused, you cannot grow taller. A single x-ray of the wrist ; hand can yield a bone maturity. Most boys stop at 17. When you have reached bony maturity, you are done. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: At 18 the growth centers have likely closed so no more linear growth is expected. If you want to know for sure an x-ray of the wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity ; tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth. A bone maturity more consistent with 14 would leave some room for growth. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: The growth centers of your bones determine how tall you can grow. Most growth centers will close at 16-19 years of age in males. After that happens, you can not grow taller. If your growth centers were open, a balanced diet/rest ; healthy physical activity would support good growth. Their are no special diet or exercises that make you taller. ...Read more
no relationship: We all need stleep and mostly get it. While young, you may grow a little in your sleep but this is due to the normal increase your body is making and is not a response to being asleep. So get your sleep and consider your heredity and nutrition for optimizing your growth potential. ...Read more