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Short Legs (Overview)

Short legs is a trait in which a person has shorter legs than normal, compared to the average person from the same ethnic/racial group. Short legs can be due to a hereditary/genetic problem such as dwarfism.


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Is there a disease that causes someone to have short legs?

Is there a disease that causes someone to have short legs?

Many: There are many. Bone dysplasias, dwarfisms and nutritional deficiencies are all potential causes. In order to give you a more specific answer, i would need more info. Please consult an orthopaedist if you are concerned. ...Read more

Short Legs (Overview)

Short legs is a trait in which a person has shorter legs than normal, compared to the average person from the same ethnic/racial group. Short legs can be due to a hereditary/genetic problem such as dwarfism.


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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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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 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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Is there a disease that causes someone to have short legs?

Many: There are many. Bone dysplasias, dwarfisms and nutritional deficiencies are all potential causes. In order to give you a more specific answer, i would need more info. Please consult an orthopaedist if you are concerned. ...Read more

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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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