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Doctor insights on: Heel Cord Lengthening Risks

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Heel pain but does not match planters fasciitis symptoms. Not in arch but heel. Worse after extended activity. Fine in morning. Possibilities?

Heel pain but does not match planters fasciitis symptoms. Not in arch but heel. Worse after extended activity. Fine in morning. Possibilities?

Several: You have to see a physician or podiatrist for evaluation status of your systemic diseases like diabetes to peripheral vascular system . Speak to your family doctor first. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Are leg lengthening procedures only done in russia and europe?

Are leg lengthening procedures only done in russia and europe?

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

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Can people at age 25 to grow in height? Can i lengthen my leg?

Can people at age 25 to grow in height?  Can i lengthen my leg?

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

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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?

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?

Height: Right now, your legs are growing at 45% level of your entire height. With 12 cm added with growth, you will have a lower height that matches the upper torso height level. This is fine and within normal limits! ...Read more

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Two weeks out from foot fusions and tendon lengthening-is foot elevation the only thing i can do-have a hard cast?

Two weeks out from foot fusions and tendon lengthening-is foot elevation the only thing i can do-have a hard cast?

Elevation: With a hard cast in place you cannot apply compression therapy , so elevation is your best answer. Your surgeon is the one for the best consultation. Seek his/her help - they would want you to ask. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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 more

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Is it possible to increase 20cm of height with limb lengthening? 10cm on the upper leg and 10cm on the lower leg.

Is it possible to increase 20cm of height with limb lengthening? 10cm on the upper leg and 10cm on the lower leg.

Unlikely: Given your age, you are expecting an extra 12 inches (30 cm) of growth. I would talk with your physician or specialist so you can have reasonable expectations for this procedure. You also haven't mentioned your current height. ...Read more

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Scheduled for percutaneous Achilles lengthening. Is usual recovery NWB for weeks? After recovery, will leg now be too weak for ever hiking or sports?

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 more

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What should I expect during my peroneal and Achilles lengthening surgery? I'm having my right ankle fixed, and increasing mobility of foot.

What should I expect during my peroneal and Achilles lengthening surgery? I'm having my right ankle fixed, and increasing mobility of foot.

Casting then rehab: You will likely be immobilized for weeks. Once the surgery site is healed aggressive physical therapy and rehabilitation will begin. True functional gains could occur around 6 weeks of rehab ...Read more