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How Do Basketball Players Reach 7 Feet When Their Parents Are Not That Tall
Exercise: Stretching releases natural human growth hormones that helps increase your height.To help w your growth spurt, add swimming and cycling to your activities. Make sure your diet consists lean proteins, foods low in fat. Lean beef, chicken & turkey are the best choices. Everyone needs 8 hrs of sleep per night to develop your body's natural rhythm. When we sleep, our body does grow. ...Read more
I am 18 year 10 month. My height is 5 feet. But my parents are tall in height. Can hanging or jumping exercise make me tall? Please suggest some way.
I am 19 years old. I need tips on how to increase height. My parents are also short in height. I am 5 feet and 3 inches tall. Suggest new methods?
See below: There is no natural way to increase growth now that you have reached skeletal maturity. ...Read more
Yes, it is possible!: Typically long legs & large feet go with tall stature (like puppies with big paws) but not 100% of t he time. I do have a few patients with big feet who aren't tall. When the shoe size gets larger than 13, it becomes harder to find shoes in stores and you often have to search on-line & can be more expensive, hopefully they don't grow too large! ...Read more
My hight is 6 feet in 17 yrs but my parents have normal hight. My grandpa and fathers brother has hight 6 '5 feet. Is there hight is with me?
I am 16 year old.4 feet 11 inch. My parents are short. I want to increase my height. What should I do? Do I have any chance for at least 5 feet 3?
Depends on variables: Your predicted genetic height is half your parents combined height less 2.5 inches. Most 16 yo girls who entered puberty at a normal time are near the end of their growth. A single x-ray of your wrist and hand could detect open growth centers that would permit more growth, but unless your bone maturity is at a 12 year old level I wouldn't expect 4 more inches. ...Read more
Hi I'm twelve and five foot five inches, I am Asian adopted so I don't know anything about my birth parents. Is my height normal? And how can I stop
My daughter is 20 yrs old, height 5 feet 5 inches, weight 95 kg. I am very much worried about her weight. I am a single parent kindly help weight los?
Sensible diet:: Eat things that are meant to be eaten: eat real food. Avoid foods that contain synthetic chemicals and additives (i.e. Monosodium glutamate—msg—or aspartame and splenda®). Stay away from the colored or candy-containing breakfast cereals. Eat food as close as possible to its original form. Don’t become a food fanatic. Good nutrition and increased physical activity/work outs are essential. ...Read more
My boyfriend has 4 footfingers at right foot & im kind of freak out, his parents had trouble in conception & he is onlychild. What to do? Worry?
Missing toe: This is often due to a condition called amniotic band, where a band of scar tissue forms around the toes cutting off the blood supply for development, sort of like a rubber band. While this may be due to other conditions that may pose risk, this is unlikely. ...Read more
Will this transition traumatize my son? I went through a rough divorce that set me back financially. I let my son live with my parents until I could get back on my feet. He has been with them for 16 months. I can now take proper care of him. Will taking h
Transition: Yes. But more than likely he will get over it as you must do the same. ...Read more
When I was walking around my parents ranch I stepped on a nail the wound is in the side of my foot please tell me how I can get it to stop hurting.?
Can I get a walkingboot and crutches for my hurt foot. It's swollen. I can't put pressure on it. My parents won't drive me to the hospital! Help me?
Call 911: Call 911 and tell them the problem. ...Read more
Foot swollen. No pressure. Hurts to walk. Tried heat and icing. Did rice. Do I need crutches and walkingboots my parents don't believe me? Help
I suggest: You seedr. You may have a fracture. ...Read more
Could I suffer from thyroid problems (both parents have)? I'm colder than other people always cold feet &might have mild depression (2 possb sympt)
I woke up this morning and my big toe hurts to move and bend. I can only walk on side of foot. It is not swollen. Parents refuse going to doctor
Type two diabete bth parents had it, bth feet swollen right one turning purple scared, took mom legs beacuse of infection, what should I do, have told dr?
Infection can be limb and life threatening, in a diabetic.
If your doc is not addressing this complaint...
Get a new one (i don't say that often!). ...Read more
Is hand foot and mouth contagious for 6 weeks only my 17 month old had it. And we have had to stop a grand parents coming who has a kidney transplant?
Hi, my height is 5 feet 4 inches and my husband height is 5 feet 7 inches. My seven month old boy is 29 inches long. I want to know how tall he will be.?
Can you mention me a programm or tips to grow taller, I am 17 years old and I am on the same height of my parents 169cm I want to reach 175 CM :D help?
Platform shoes: If you entered puberty the same time as your friends & your bone maturity is that of a 19 yo there is little you can do to increase your height.A single x-ray of your left hand can be assessed for bone maturity. If 19, you are done growing, if bony maturity is more like 15 you might grow an additional couple of inches. There are no magic tips to grow taller if the growth centers have closed ...Read more
Neither is good.....: Good idea to see an orthopedist if an injury like this has occured. ...Read more
How does basketball star jeremy lin get to be 6' 3" when reporters say both his parents are 5' 6"? Just luck? Is it rare to happen?
Growth potential: Genetics essentially provide the potential for height. Environment can determine how much height is actually achieved. It is common for children of immigrants to grow taller -and fatter- than parents in the US due to diet and health reasons... just like American children being taller than American-born grandparents. ...Read more
I have been having pretty significant pain in both of my feet for 3 months since the beginning of basketball season. Not sure what's wrong!
Feet and Basketball: With the start of a new sport can come the pain of adjusting muscles and joints to the activity. Definitely, if you have played basketball before with no problems, and now you are having problems, you may have an injury. See your local podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist. As you wait for the appointment, get a pair of sole inserts that are heat moldable and start icing the feet twice daily. ...Read more
Needs to be evaluated to determine type of flatfoot.
An orthotic in the shoe to support the foot may help. ...Read more
Exercise and bracing: Ankle sprains are the most common ligament injuries in sports and the most common injury in basketball. Studies show that completion of a program of physical therapy to restore motion, strength, and balance and continuing a maintenance program upon return to sports is the most effective way to reduce the risk of recurrent ankle sprains. Ankle bracing is an effective adjunct to therapy. ...Read more
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