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Dr. John Landi
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Long Legs (Overview)

Abnormally long legs may be seen with Marfan syndrome (connective tissue disorder).


Dr. John Landi
8 Doctors shared insights

Long Legs (Overview)

Abnormally long legs may be seen with Marfan syndrome (connective tissue disorder).


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If u have a long neck long fingers long legs what does that mean? Does that mean im gonna be tall

If u have a long neck long fingers long legs what does that mean? Does that mean im gonna be tall

No: You are as tall as you will ever be at your age. There are many different types of body configurations which are most likely inherited from your parents. People with some syndromes such as marfan's syndrome can be tall and have long fingers and limbs. If you think you may have one of these syndromes, consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Living a Long Life (Checklist)

Get a flu shot if you have asthma, diabetes, or if you are on dialysis
once
Update your Tdap vaccine every ten years
once
Visit your travel clinic for pre-travel shots
once
Make sure your kids get the HPV vaccine series to prevent serious problems
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I'm having cramps in the inner side of my legs from quite a long time and am not recovering frm it, how to get rid of them?

I'm having cramps in the inner side of my legs from quite a long time and am not recovering frm it, how to get rid of them?

Quinine: Quinine sulfate 325 mg has for decades been the holy grail for leg cramps. It is a derivative of tree bark, and has no negative side effects. Do to restructuring the us fda has taken this and many other effective meds off the market, tonic water has quinine, but not in sufficient concentration. Find a doctor who will rx Qualaquin which is 324 mg quinine sulfate. Take one at bedtime, only necessary. ...Read more

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Long legs, skinny, thin bones, pectus, etc should I get test for aneurysms?

Long legs, skinny, thin bones, pectus, etc should I get test for aneurysms?

Marfan syndrome: It sounds like you suspect you may have marfan. Your doctor will address your concerns, and conduct a workup based on his evaluation. Aortic aneurysm is indeed something to be concerned about in these patients. I compliment you on your research. Echocardiogram, ct are relatively low risk for the diagnostic benefit and early fix, so if your doc recommended them, i'd strongly consider. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check your cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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What to do if I have long legs and a short body?

What to do if I have long legs and a short body?

Change parents.: Body shape is genetic. Many cultures or families genetically have broader chests and thinner legs, others are long-limbed, or short. You cannot change the genes you were born with. You can dress and exercise to tone, shape and minimize the difference. ...Read more

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Where do people with a short trunk but long legs gain weight the most?

Where do people with a short trunk but long legs gain weight the most?

Most common places: Increased weight leading to obesity will still occur in the typical areas such as the abdomen, upper legs/hips, buttock area. Best way to not worry about where it goes is eliminate the chance with a healthy diet and exercise. ...Read more

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If u have a long neck long fingers long legs what does that mean? Does that mean im gonna be tall

No: You are as tall as you will ever be at your age. There are many different types of body configurations which are most likely inherited from your parents. People with some syndromes such as marfan's syndrome can be tall and have long fingers and limbs. If you think you may have one of these syndromes, consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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If my fetus shows that she has a long spine and long legs during an ultrasound, will she be tall?

If my fetus shows that she has a long spine and long legs during an ultrasound, will she be tall?

Not necessarily: Maternal and paternal genetics have a greater bearing on eventual fetal height then the ultrasound especially when th growth spurt starts in adolescence. ...Read more

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What should a healthy teen do in order to look slimmer? What activities should a teenage girl do to achieve thin calves and nice, long legs?

What should a healthy teen do in order to look slimmer? What activities should a teenage girl do to achieve thin calves and nice, long legs?

Everyone differs: The length and shape of your legs will depend upon your genetics and body type. Everyone has a different body shape even at our leanest. Key is to aim for optimal health with positive choices such as healthy eating and drinking, exercise and reducing stress. ...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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Can long legs/arms lead to health problems involving your back-bones?

Can long legs/arms lead to health problems involving your back-bones?

No unless it means: That you are taller than 6 feet as taller people have an increased risk of lower back problems just due to the mechanics and loads on their spine based on size alone. The other scenario would be a syndrome being portrayed like marfan's which has issues as well with the spine. ...Read more

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Can you use lido patches on lumbar bfore/during an MRI (no contrast)? Can not lie still on back very long, legs will start jumping by themselves...

Can you use lido patches on lumbar bfore/during an MRI (no contrast)? Can not lie still on back very long, legs will start jumping by themselves...

Better options: Many transdermal patches contain aluminum and may cause burns during an MRI scan. Since it can be difficult to visually see all the layers of a transdermal patch, it is generally discouraged to use them during an MRI test, though not absolutely contraindicated. Many people have pain and cannot hold still for mri. Options include oral sedatives or in more difficult cases conscious IV sedation. ...Read more

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My daughter is 10 years old. She is currently 5 foot tall. I am around 5'9" and her dad is around 6'5". What is the chances she will grow to be over 6 before she is done growing. She has her dads long body and my long legs.

My daughter is 10 years old. She is currently 5 foot tall. I am around 5'9" and her dad is around 6'5". What is the chances she will grow to be over 6 before she is done growing. She has her dads long body and my long legs.

Prob under 6 feet: There are multiple height calculators for children based on parental heights. Pl see one below which requires inputting weight also. While none of them are 100 % accurate in predicting final height but based on some of these assumptions, your daughter can be close to 5 feet 10-11 inches tall. ...Read more

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Having trouble with my legs. Can't stand long, legs go numb. Climbing stairs a problem.?

Could be stenosis: When standing, spinal stenosis in the lumbar spine usually becomes more symptomatic. In other words, the pain or numbness in the legs gets worse. I recommend evaluation by your doctor who could order tests such as x-rays, MRI or a ct scan of your low back and check for other possible causes of your complaints. ...Read more

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What doctor should I see about spinal growth (non-scoliosis)? I should be ~5'10 but 5'6 instead because of my extremely short torso and long legs.

What doctor should I see about spinal growth (non-scoliosis)? I should be ~5'10 but 5'6 instead because of my extremely short torso and long legs.

Your doc: Your regular doc can do a bone maturity study (x-ray) this study is the accepted standard for deciding if you have any growth potential left or are finished. By age 23, it is likely all your growth centers have turned to solid bone which means you are done. ...Read more

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I have this red bump on my leg the size of a quarter and in the middle of it, is like a tiny bubble or blister in the form of a weird circle. Also, I was cleaning my closet and there was spiders that looked liked daddy long legs. So I don't know what?

I have this red bump on my leg the size of a quarter and in the middle of it, is like a tiny bubble or blister in the form of a weird circle. Also, I was cleaning my closet and there was spiders that looked liked daddy long legs. So I don't know what?

Bite: "Daddy long leg" spiders don't bite like that, but in the same environment there could be other insects that do. The most concerning of the likely possibilities would be a brown recluse spider. I would be seen at an urgent care facility and followed closely for signs of necrosis and/ or infection. ...Read more

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Does your torso grow last? I'm a 20 year old male with long legs and arms but I have a very short torso. I'm just now getting beard peach fuzz.

Does your torso grow last? I'm a 20 year old male with long legs and arms but I have a very short torso. I'm just now getting beard peach fuzz.

Not really: There is some linear growth in the vertebral bodies but most comes in the long bones (arms, legs). Most males will finish linear growth around 17-18 when the growth centers close. An x-ray of your wrist/hand could be evaluated for open growth centers. If open at 20, this suggests a delay of growth & more could occur. Body proportions are under genetic influence. ...Read more

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I had a 12 week ultrasound doctor didn't say much just that the baby was moving around and had long legs? Is having long legs at 12 weeks normal

I had a 12 week ultrasound doctor didn't say much just that the baby was moving around and had long legs? Is having long legs at 12 weeks normal

Non issue: What about the rest of the study? If the legs are proportionate to other extremities, then no biggie. Movement is good. Maybe the baby will be a big delivery. Follow up with your doctor. It doesn't sound like something to worry about ...Read more

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Long legs, skinny, thin bones, pectus, etc should I get test for aneurysms?

Marfan syndrome: It sounds like you suspect you may have marfan. Your doctor will address your concerns, and conduct a workup based on his evaluation. Aortic aneurysm is indeed something to be concerned about in these patients. I compliment you on your research. Echocardiogram, ct are relatively low risk for the diagnostic benefit and early fix, so if your doc recommended them, i'd strongly consider. ...Read more

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I am a 25 year old african american female with extremely long legs, long arms, and a very short torso. I suffer from mid and lower back pain. Is there a way to lengthen my torso at this age?

I am a 25 year old african american female with extremely long legs, long arms, and a very short torso. I suffer from mid and lower back pain. Is there a way to lengthen my torso at this age?

Not at your age: I do not know of any medical treatments for surgery that can lengthen a spine. Unless you have scoliosis and with surgical or non surgical intervention, straightening the back will make your torso longer and in normal configuration. ...Read more

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I want longer legs. I'm 5'9 and want to be taller in the legs. Is that possible?

I want longer legs. I'm 5'9 and want to be taller in the legs. Is that possible?

Unlikely: For a healthy person, there is not a way to selectively make your legs longer. ...Read more

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How can I get thinner longer legs?

How can I get thinner longer legs?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be legl fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. At age 40 - your legs will not grow longer. ...Read more

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Why is a long leg cast would still be used today?

Why is a long leg cast would still be used today?

For higher levels: Long leg casts are still used when it is necessary to immobilize both ankle and knee joints. An example of this need may arise when dealing with an achilles tendon issue (rupture, lengthening, etc.). If one only immobilizes the ankle, the achilles tendon, which attaches at the heel & originates above the knee joint, may continue to pull, which could be a problem if it needs to be immobilized. ...Read more

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What should I expect when I get my long leg cast off?

Alot of dry skin: And more muscle atrophy (wasting) than you might expect. ...Read more