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Is it possible to get a leg shortening procedure just to make yourself shorter?

Is it possible to get a leg shortening procedure just to make yourself shorter?

Iclosed femoral shol: Closed femoral shortening this is possible but a terrible , idea love who you are , pain scars infx disatisfaction complications. Its done for large leg length discrepancies only not for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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My skin gets impressions easily. For example, when i sit for a long time, when i get up I have indented lines in my legs where my shorts were. Why?

My skin gets impressions easily. For example, when i sit for a long time, when i get up I have indented lines in my legs where my shorts were. Why?

Normal for age: This is normal as long as you have no swelling in your legs or ankles. You are young with very compliant and elastic skin. This is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I have short legs. What sport should I do so that my legs can get longer?

I have short legs. What sport should I do so that my legs can get longer?

See below.: Height is primarily determined by genetics. So there are no sports that will cause your legs to grow longer. However, physical activity can help to keep muscles toned. ...Read more

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What are good things to do to get rid of flabby inner thighs if I have short legs?

What are good things to do to get rid of flabby inner thighs if I have short legs?

See below.: Exercise will tone your muscles to improve appearance but it will not selectively removed fat from your inner thights. If you are overweight consider a balanced program of exercise with healthy food intake. ...Read more

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I have bow legs and heard you can get surgery to fix this. I am 26 and only 5 foot 4 inches and heard that the surgery makes you shorter is this true?

I have bow legs and heard you can get surgery to fix this. I am 26 and only 5 foot 4 inches and heard that the surgery makes you shorter is this true?

Probably not.: You can be born with bowed legs (genu barnum) or develop them secondary to medial (inner knee) joint arthritis. Generally surgery involves removal of a wedge of bone which would shorten the bone, but the once the correction of the angular deformity is done, it more than compensates for this. Imagine the letter "l" as your leg. If you straighten it out, you'll make it longer. ...Read more

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Legs and knees get very itchy, prickly and splotchy pink and purple coloured with white dots all over after standing for just short periods of time. Bad circulation or something more serious? Thanks.

Legs and knees get very itchy, prickly and splotchy pink and purple coloured with white dots all over after standing for just short periods of time. Bad circulation or something more serious? Thanks.

Dysautonomia: Dysautonomia syndrome may cause these symptoms. Try avoidance of stimulants, ensuring hydration, using magnesium, vitamin D, omega fish oils (www.cardiamin.com, use code: CMC), low dose beta blockers e.g. propranolol 5 to 10mg 2 to 3 times daily and SSRIs e.g. citalopram 5 to 10mg daily. Read Dr. Ronald Hoffman’s MVP book (www.Amazon.com) and visit www.dysautonomiainternational.com ...Read more

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Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins? I have a few large reddish-purple varicose veins on the inside of my left leg just lower than my knee. They bulge out and are so ugly. I feel uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts t

Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins? I have a few large reddish-purple varicose veins on the inside of my left leg just lower than my knee. They bulge out and are so ugly. I feel uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts t

What : What you are describing sound like large telangectasias or spider veins, or may be true varicosities - it is hard to tell without looking at them. These are in a common location and can be due to reflux in the great saphenous vein or reflux from a perforating vein. In any case, you should probably have a full evaluation from a vascular surgeon or licensed phlebologist before having them treated. If they are a symptom of a larger problem (like the afore-mentioned reflux) they are unlikely to go away with pulsed light or even injection until the causitive problem is treated. In general, injection is probably more effective than pulsed light for larger veins. ...Read more

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Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins? I have a few large reddish-purple varicose veins on the inside of my left leg just lower than my knee. They bulge out and are so ugly. I feel uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts t

Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins? I have a few large reddish-purple varicose veins on the inside of my left leg just lower than my knee. They bulge out and are so ugly. I feel uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts t

Probably not: I agree with drs. Hansen and d. Ipl might work for very fine spider veins but if your veins are bulging, you are liekly to be disappointed with the results you get from ipl. I would recommend seeing a vein specialist (phlebologist) who can evaluate your legs to make sure that there is no undersying vein trouble. If there isn't, then smaller veins can probably best be treated with sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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I get a painful rash between my legs when I wear shorts. How can I prevent it?

I get a painful rash between my legs when I wear shorts. How can I prevent it?

Possibly friction: May be from friction causing the hair follicles to develop an irritation type folliculitis. Options include laser hair removal if this is the case and to avoid the friction by wearing longer shorts or applying something like vaniply or elta moisturizer to the area for lubrication as marathon runners do after miles of repetitive friction type movements. ...Read more

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I am having severe right hip and leg pain it is really painful i cannot get any relief from the pain i can't hardly walk or move i've noticed that my right leg is about an inch or more shorter than my left leg and it seems to be swollen I have had blood c

Sorry : Sorry about your condition! you problem presents several diagnostic possibilities and, understandably, diagnosis will be impossible via this forum. You don't mention a few important details that will ultimately help your doctor in diagnosing your problem: 1. How long have you had the pain? 2. Is this episode unique? Is this similar to when you've had "blood clots" in the past? 3. Have you always noticed a leg length discrepancy or is this new? 4. Have you experienced any new trauma or are you aware of anything medically new elsewhere in your history (i.e. Recent congestive heart problems, new medications, and so forth). I'd suggest you be seen soon by a primary care doctor to get this diagnosed. Good luck! ...Read more