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Leg Length To Height
Is it possible that the problem of slight diffrence of length (or height) in legs can be corrected by using some appratus?
Leg length: Yes. If you are having symptoms from it which is not likely. What do you call slight in Palo Alto. 1 mm, 5 mm or what? ...Read more
Impossible: That is not possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Varies: Limb length discrepancies vary from person to person. There is usually less than 1/4inch difference for most people. More than that and you may begin having some pain associated with the displacement of your hips and knees. ...Read more
Do Axial images of the leg check the entire length of the leg or is it only localized to a suspected region of the leg?
Hello, can Leg lengthening or shortening make you lose some height, please i wanna know some informations about that and Thanks Dr :)?
Leg shortening: Will no occur at 16 years with injury. Growth will make you gain height. Loss of height at older age usually occur from loss of disc height ...Read more
Multiple reasons: One can be born with a short leg. Most of us have one leg, foot, arm slightly shorter than the other by a 1/4" or less. Injuries can cause a short leg such as breaking a leg and it heals shorter than the other. Muscle spasms can cause the hip to tilt and results in a short leg. I would see a podiatrist or orthopaedic doctor. Long term, a short leg can casue a lot of foot, leg, hip, low back pain. ...Read more
Leg discrepancy: If it is significantly short, there are staged surgical procedures that can lengthen it. Otherwise, putting a heel lift on the short leg will level your pelvis and assist with walking normally. ...Read more
There: Can be other reasons such as normal anatomy or even just tight muscles around the hip (which can be treated) ...Read more
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Leg length : Discrepancy= anisomeliaGet a more detailed answer ›
Leg pain: Leg pain can be the result of a variety of causes from muscular, pinched nerves or ligament strain. You should have that evaluated if it does not improve. ...Read more
I have hyper mobility syndrome and difference in leg length, I'm always achey or hurting is this the reason why?
Likely: Joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs) has a broad spectrum symptoms & degrees of joint laxity. Is common in women. Sacroiliac joint can be hypermobile &, as it shifts, invokes functional (not actual) leg length change; imparting tilting of upright body tower, widespread adaptive chronic muscle spasm, & causes fibromyalgia (my own theory). See discussions my chronic pain board at quora. Com (free). ...Read more
What is the cause of different length legs? (1 leg shorter than the other) and the average percentage of people affected
A lot of reasons:
To have one limp shorter than the others
1-sclosis(curvature in back).
3-one bone in the leg shorter (femur, tibia).
4- there are rear causes as well.
I do not know the percentage of the people how have that. ...Read more
If there is a leg length discrepancy which side of the intervertebral discs is worse off — the shorter or longer leg side?
Good question: The pelvis will be higher on the longer leg side. The spine has to create a concavity on this side to keep you balanced. For someone young, the loner leg side would have tighter spots for the nerves. However, typically, the convex side of the curve gets hypertrophied ligaments and this causes more symptoms on the short leg side in older folks. ...Read more
I have leg length discrepancy, my profile lists all asymmetries of my lower body. Assuming it is functional discrepancy, what exercises can help me?
Do leg length discrepancies increase/decrease over time? I'm 47; at 25 yrs I had x-ray determination of 0.66 discrepancy. In 22 yrs. Could it change?
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?
Am 33,5.10 height weight 83kg.not doing physical activity from years.should I Walk fast or jogg to reduce weight? Walking cause pain in outer leg side
Brisk walking: Especially at first, is the best way to go. Please see your doctor to rule out conditions that may preclude the safety of you doing exercise. If cleared, build up length of time and use earphones. Boredom is a main reason people stop exercising. Just walk around the house, yard, street, whatever works. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Yes but: Sonetimes there is an apparent leg length change due to the scoliosis affecting the pelvis and othertimes a true large leg length discrepancy can lead to a pelvic tilt and a scoliosis that occurs to compensate for this keeping the head centered over the body. You need to see which is the case for the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have unnaturally short legs for my torso. Any surgeries to shorten your torso and thus reducing your height?
Not necessarily: Some boys have leg hair from a young age (certain ethnic groups). Now, he is done growing when he grows enough facial hair to require shaving every day. ...Read more
Pls help me height is decreasing day by day I have bow legs I am a femle my age is 38 before my heiht as 5"2 now 5"1?
An orthopedic: Doctor is the best person to see for this situation. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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