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Can I still grow in height at the age of 20 if I start doing stretching exercises? I am 5'6 at the moment
Unlikely: Growth does not depend on stretching, but depends on the growth plates at the ends of the long bones. If the growth plates are fused, no appreciable further growth will occur. If the growth plates have not fused, further growth is possible. Growth plates usually fuse (depending on the bone) at age 15-18. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After 24 year of age, are there any possibilities of increase in height in men if they do excercise?
You can't really: Unless you are growing taller than normal due to a hormonal problem. This needs to be evaluated by a doctor and treated if present. Otherwise, you are you, and there is no one else like you. So what if you are tall? Most women in this country would love to be tall. The key to being happy in life is loving what is authentically you, regardless of what the so called "normal" is. Health is wealth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can't be done: Get a bone age study. If bones not fused, then good nutrition, exercise & enough sleep will allow you to grow to your potential. If you're exceptionally short & bones aren't fused, a pediatric endocrinologist might offer you growth hormone. But neither of these situations is "quick". It doesn't work that way, most likely not at your age when bones are fused. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unusual request: Most want couple inches longer than they are , technically is possible to shorten by cutting off 2 " of your long bones of both legs . First very few orthopedic surgeons are willing to do second very few centers will promote this kind of service ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise: Working out and exercising can actually improve your growth. Only exercises that should be avoided are lifting heavy weights repetitively or doing plyometrics. These exercise can injury growth plates. There are strength and conditioning specialist that specialized in exercising for youth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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