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Can wearing a posture corrector increase height?

Can wearing a posture corrector increase height?

Artificially, yes.: If you have a slumped over posture, then correcting your posture, either by training yourself to have better posture or by wearing some assistive device, would make you seem taller because you wouldn't be slumped over anymore. But you wouldn't literally gain height. Personally, I'd rather you retrain your posture than wear something like that all the time. ...Read more

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Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Gel heel liner: There are so many shapes and sizes of feet that shoe manufacturers cannot possibly make shoes for every need. What i would recommend you do is find a shoe that fits your toes and then purchase a gel heel liner that goes into the back of the shoe to help snug the shoe around the heel. You can search online for gel heel liners and you will likely find a company that sells them.N. ...Read more

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Child. Age 3.5yrs. Mass law. 41.4 lbs how much until she's out of a car seat and in a booster seat in back?

Child. Age 3.5yrs. Mass law.   41.4 lbs  how much until she's out of a car seat and in a booster seat in back?

Booster seats: You can safely switch your child to a booster seat if she's at least 4 years old and she weighs 40 pounds or more or has grown too tall for her car seat (when her shoulders are higher than the top set of harness-strap slots in the car seat's back). ...Read more

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Can chiropractor adjustments to help alleviate herniated cervical discs increase/restore disc height & make an adult stand inches and inches taller?

Can chiropractor adjustments to help alleviate herniated cervical discs increase/restore disc height & make an adult stand inches and inches taller?

NO: You need careful evaluation by neurosurgeon or spine surgeon , if herniated disc moves to spinal canal will cause permanent neurological damage , speak to your doctor . ...Read more

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Can I use yoga belt like pt belt to help 92 year old lady get up, ambulate? What is safest way? Loose? Snug? Pull up?

Can I use yoga belt like pt belt to help 92 year old lady get up, ambulate? What is safest way? Loose? Snug? Pull up?

See below: A yoga belt is not as sturdy or thick as a gait belt. I would not use one. It is best to work with a physical therapist who can show you the safest way to use a gait belt. ...Read more

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Wheel chair excercises for elders for kyphosis?

Wheel chair excercises for elders for kyphosis?

Evaluation first: The elderly are not restricted from exercise. You say that you have kyphosis. Is this due to fractures secondary to osteoporosis? You should see your pcp & be evaluated. A metabolic evaluation & cardiovascular evaluation should be performed. If calcium deficiency is found then take corrective diet changes. If a healthy heart is there, then contact a physical therapist & start an exercise program. ...Read more

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Do back braces and weight lifting belts work?

Do back braces and weight lifting belts work?

No: Several studies have shown that back braces do not reduce work place injuries. However, there is evidence to show that back braces can help maintian a proper lifting posture, and therefore some workers choose to use a back brace. Wearing a back brace has not been shown to be harmful, and therefore if it provides a "feel good" effect then by all means wear it. ...Read more

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26 athletic bmi=22 male. Muscles sore/tight on waking. Symptom coincided w/ buying ikea futon mattress. Clearly need better bed, recommendations?

26 athletic bmi=22 male. Muscles sore/tight on waking. Symptom coincided w/ buying ikea futon mattress. Clearly need better bed, recommendations?

Sounds like you : Answered your own question. A futon can b a fun fashion statement for a young man, but it is very seldom a proper mattress. I would suggest trying some mattresses at a bedding store to see what's right for u. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can sleep positions affect height? Does sleeping w/ 1 leg bent in fetal position or legs straight (feel bit pulling behind knees) add height in adults

Can sleep positions affect height? Does sleeping w/ 1 leg bent in fetal position or legs straight (feel bit pulling behind knees) add height in adults

Not really: Any comfortable sleeping position may be used, and none of the positions add height more than any other position. All the comfortable positions will add the same slight amount of height, because weight is taken off the spine during sleep (the vertical downward force of gravity is not acting vertically upon a person's spine, during typical sleep in a bed). The effect goes away, when one stands up. ...Read more

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Does wearing ankle weight can increase height (lower body- legs)? Or hanging? Am 18 (weight-54)

Does wearing ankle weight can increase height (lower body- legs)? 
Or hanging? 
Am 18 (weight-54)

No: There is not a way to increase your height from what it is predetermined genetically to be. You can not be "stretched". ...Read more

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3mo girl with RSV. Doctors instructed to allow her to sleep on an inclined position. I'm using a Boppy pillow. Will the incline damage her back?

3mo girl with RSV. Doctors instructed to allow her to sleep on an inclined position. I'm using a Boppy pillow. Will the incline damage her back?

Risky: Placing baby on boppy pillow is unsafe-puts baby at risk for suffocation. Instead put blocks or pillow under her mattress creating the incline. Put baby on her back to sleep and avoid use of bumpers in her crib. ...Read more

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40+yo patient with burning in one anteromedial thigh. Notices this when sitting in a car & wearing low-fitting tighter pants. Ncs/emg wnl. Thoughts?

40+yo patient with burning in one anteromedial thigh. Notices this when sitting in a car & wearing low-fitting tighter pants. Ncs/emg wnl. Thoughts?

?meralgia?: Would feel more comfortable anatomically if nerve was affecting antero-lateral thigh, but might still consider problem with lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of the thigh. Alternatively, might wonder about deeper nerves traversing inguinal canal. Rarely, see involvement of ilioinguinal or genitofemoral. Did EMG directly examine lat femoral and compare side to side? Rec loose clothing, lyrica (pregabalin)? ...Read more

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Will a support belt or brace keep my low back safe when I lift at work?

Will a support belt or brace keep my low back safe when I lift at work?

No!: Elastic support belts or braces do not keep you safe when doing heavy lifting at work. Only your brain keeps you safe. These belts and braces only serve as a "reminder" to be safe. Relying on them for support and safety is a common mistake that often leads to back issues. Rely on them only as a reminder tool. ...Read more

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If chiropractor adjusts herniated cervical discs of an adult (over 30) will it cause discs to expand thereby increasing their height by several inches?

If chiropractor adjusts herniated cervical discs of an adult (over 30) will it cause discs to expand thereby increasing their height by several inches?

No: There are things that a chiropractor can do to improve the pain from a herniated disc, but among them is not the ability to cause a cervical disc to "expand several inches." ...Read more

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Wearing extra clothes to lose weight?

Wearing extra clothes to lose weight?

Sweating really: Isn't a very effective way to go about losing weight. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed if you desire to lose weight. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determine calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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Have occasional lower back pain & sciatica. Choosing a bicycle to buy. Better position for my back? Road (lowered position) vs hybrid (upright)

Have occasional lower back pain & sciatica. Choosing a bicycle to buy. Better position for my back? Road (lowered position) vs hybrid (upright)

Hybrid probably: With back conditioning exercise, any bike design could work. To start out, hybrid or recumbent bikes are likely more ergonomic; you may switch to road design later if you want speed, or just stay with a comfortable design. Good luck! ...Read more

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