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Heel Cord Lengthening Risks
Fell back hit boot heel on my non weight bearing foot. Achilles lengthening 2.5 weeks ago. Intense pain in tendon for hours. Likely ruptured or okay?
Heel pain but does not match planters fasciitis symptoms. Not in arch but heel. Worse after extended activity. Fine in morning. Possibilities?
Hello, I wore some high heel shoes this weekend that I probably shouldn't have worn for a prolonged time. Now my leg and foot feels warm. Why?
Muscle: It appears that there was enough stress on your lower leg and foot to cause strain/mild inflammation of the musculature giving you a sensation of warmth although I would also expect some achiness as well. I assume there is no true heat. If there is no discoloration or swelling of these areas, I expect this type of reaction will subside in a day or two. See your MD if symptoms persist or worsen ...Read more
I have a severe pain in my heel like a pulling strain whenever I place the front of my foot down after playing sport for a prolonged period of time?
I would consider: plantar fascitiis as the diagnosis.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Leg lengthening procedures are performed in many countries. They are not infrequently performed in the U.S. They were first popularized by gavril illizarov in kurgon, siberia, in the former soviet union and later introduced to the rest of the world by roberto cataneo and maurizio catagni from lecco, italia. ...Read more
Height is done by 25: 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 height. In rare cases, growth hormone is approved for use in younger, extremely short kids. ...Read more
Hello,can Leg lengthening or shortening make you lose some height, please i wanna know some informations about that and Thanks Dr :)?
My leg inseam is 68-69cm long and my total height is 153cm. Does this mean I have a long torso/upper body? If I lengthen legs12cm will it look normal?
Two weeks out from foot fusions and tendon lengthening-is foot elevation the only thing i can do-have a hard cast?
Yes, it can be done.: You need to see a surgeon who does these surgeries, in your area. ...Read more
I know you can get surgery to lengthen the leg bones but will there ever be surgery that can lengthen the torso as well? How long til it exists?
No: There will never be a surgery to lengthen a normal torso, but we know the rule is, "Never say never." It's unlikely that there will be a procedure to make a normal person's torso longer, but for older people with damaged intervertebral discs or with collapsing vertebrae, we hope for better and better technology to fix those problems and prevent those patient's heights from decreasing. ...Read more
I am 20 years old and Iam short what doctor I should go to and Which department? And what do you think about leg lengthening surgery? is it good forme
Short: Your height is genetically determined. At your age your growth plates are closed. Leg lengthening is a painful procedure and may put you out of commission for months also, the procedure is usually done in adolescence and not adulthood. Recognize that there were snd are many short people who have excelled in spit of their size. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My son had leg op on 17 feb they lengthen his Achilles tendon on his leg, he is in a cast and is complaining his leg constantly itches, what can I do?
Is it possible to increase 20cm of height with limb lengthening? 10cm on the upper leg and 10cm on the lower leg.
Scheduled for percutaneous Achilles lengthening. Is usual recovery NWB for weeks? After recovery, will leg now be too weak for ever hiking or sports?
Recovery time: Achilles tendon lengthening requires non-weightbearing for at least 4-6 weeks. During this time, your tendon is trying to heal/repair the gaps made during the surgery. If you bear weight too early, you risk tearing the tendon or rupturing it completely. As a result of the surgery, your Achilles tendon will be weaker (4/5 strength instead of 5/5), but you should be able to hike etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer