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Doctor insights on: How Do Basketball Players Reach 7 Feet When Their Parents Are Not That Tall

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How do basketball players reach 7 feet when their parents are not that tall?

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

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Can unusually long legs and large feet during childhood predict tall stature in adulthood?

Can unusually long legs and large feet during childhood predict tall stature in adulthood?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

Time: It will stop hurting as it heals. In the meantime be sure your tetanus is up to date (within the last 10 years) and keep the wound clean. Watch for signs of infection- redness, swelling or drainage and take Ibuprofen 600mg every 6 hours for pain. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Danger: 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

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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?

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?

Depends on situation: The hfm viruses can be found in the stool of a patient for up to 6 weeks, but with normal hygienic practices that poses no risk to most. The primary contagious period forviral presence in the saliva lasts about 7-10 days. ...Read more

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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.?

5'9": The height predictor equations say 5'9", however, this can vary significantly. Remember, it's not the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Basketball clubfeet after surgery right foot is till slanted slightly help, what to do?

Basketball clubfeet after surgery right foot is till slanted slightly help, what to do?

See your surgeon: I recommend you return to the doctor that performed your surgery and discuss your concerns. This is the best way to know if the shape is expected or something that needs to be corrected. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How to minimize flat-foot pain in basketball?

How to minimize flat-foot pain in basketball?

Arch supports: Try store bought arch supports with good athletic shoes, if still hurts then see a podiatrist and have custom made and fitted orthotics. ...Read more

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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

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What can I do to minimize flat-foot pain in basketball?

What can I do to minimize flat-foot pain in basketball?

Needs evaluation: Needs to be evaluated to determine type of flatfoot.
An orthotic in the shoe to support the foot may help. ...Read more

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How can I protect my foot/ankle from further injury for basketball practice?

How can I protect my foot/ankle from further injury for basketball practice?

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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My son landing awkwardly when he was playing basketball and now the top of his foot hurts.

My son landing awkwardly when he was playing basketball and now the top of his foot hurts.

Foot pain: Basketball can cause many injuries. He may have a fracture or mid foot sprain. See your local podiatrist and use rest, ice, compression and elevation. ...Read more