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How tall will I grow if I have 6'3" arm span and wear 13 size shoe?

How tall will I grow if I have 6'3" arm span and wear 13 size shoe?

How tall: At 36 years old I would imagine that you have stopped growing by now. At your age I imagine that you as tall as you're going to get. Did I miss anything in your question? ...Read more

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Mom says no matter what size shoes she puts on wide or 2size bigger it feels like they fill up the shoes within 10 min of puting them on and can't walk?

Mom says no matter what size shoes she puts on wide or 2size bigger it feels like they fill up the shoes within 10 min of puting them on and can't walk?

Swollen feet: It looks that this is a swelling problem. I would recommend to see her primary physician to assess why is she retaining fluid.
Patients with high blood pressure and heart problems (example: congestive heart failure) tend to have swelling problems. ...Read more

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I have wide feet and a bunionette. My feet do not seem to fit normal or even wide sized shoes, what can I do?

I have wide feet and a bunionette. My feet do not seem to fit normal or even wide sized shoes, what can I do?

Surgery works well: The best surgery for a bunionette or taillor's bunion is not only removing the excess bone at the 5th metatarsal head but also repositioning the fifth metatarsal inward toward the center of the foot. The forefoot becomes narrower this is called an osteotomy..... One of my favorite procedures because the results are so rewarding. ...Read more

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While I was running with less size shoe, I got knee. It continues for two years. Still I feel uneasy in my knee?

While I was running with less size shoe, I got knee. It continues for two years. Still I feel uneasy in my knee?

Orthopedist: Knee pain of 2 years duration needs attention. See an orthopedist and have your knee properly examined. Follow up with a podiatrist who can help with shoe recommendations and possibly orthotics. ...Read more

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I have burning feet when I walk n tennis shoes...Nothing is working not even more padding & a bigger size shoes!

I have burning feet when I walk n tennis shoes...Nothing is working not even more padding & a bigger size shoes!

Get evaluated.: Symptoms of neuropathy can range anywhere from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. For some, these symptoms are mild, while for others, they can be severe and disabling. Neuropathy can develop as a result of a pinched nerve, trauma, drug side effect, and some diseases such as diabetes. Have you physician exam. ...Read more

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Size 8 shoe, what's a predicted height?

Size 8 shoe, what's a predicted height?

No accurate predict.: If a child suddenly has a change in shoe size, this can predict a possible growth spurt happening, but there is no accuracy in using shoe size as a predictor of height. ...Read more

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If a boy is 5'0" with size 9 shoes at 12 what is his estimated adult height?

If a boy is 5'0" with size 9 shoes at 12 what is his estimated adult height?

5'10": If a boy is 5'0" at 12 and has bone maturity equal to his age, he should follow the normal growth charts and end up 5'10". An x-ray of the left wrist and hand can be assessed for "bone age".If the growth centers are open and consistent with a 10yo, the kid would likely be taller, if more like 14, shorter. Shoe size has no predictive value. See www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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I have a cousin who I suspect has some kind of growth disorder... She just turned ten and wears a size 12 shoe. Is this abnormal?!

I have a cousin who I suspect has some kind of growth disorder... She just turned ten and wears a size 12 shoe. Is this abnormal?!

Probably OK: Shoe size is not an accurate way of diagnosing growth disorders. It would be helpful to know what her height percentile is and if she is tall for age, if she is well into puberty that would cause an earlier than usual growth spurt but not tall stature as an adul ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the average height for size 8 shoe size?

Shoe size: Shoe size 8 is about average for woman in the usa

but you can't predict height from shoe size

us average womans height is 5 feet 4 inches. ...Read more

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My sister is 12 and a half years old. 5'0 feet about 86 pounds and a size 8 shoe do u think they should grow that much more?

My sister is 12 and a half years old. 5'0 feet about 86 pounds and a size 8 shoe do u think they should grow that much more?

Perhaps a spurt: The growth plates in the metatarsal bones and phalanges in the foot will determine the final shoe size as far as length is concerned. Growth here can continue up to age 20. In girls, the growth plates will close between 14-18. She will most likely grow at least a bit more. ...Read more

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Hello my son has been very concerned about his height recently. He is 15, 5'8" and wears a size 13 shoe. Recently we went to one of his doctors (not primary) and after looking at an X-ray she said he was almost done growing. It didn't make sense to either

Hello my son has been very concerned about his height recently. He is 15, 5'8" and wears a size 13 shoe. Recently we went to one of his doctors (not primary) and after looking at an X-ray she said he was almost done growing. It didn't make sense to either

Observation: At 15 yrs your son is nearing end of adolescent growth spurt which for boys occurs thru age 18 yrs. The bone growth plates begin to fuse eg. (closure) beyond which growth ceases. Additionally, sexual maturation is also progressing. Boys can show a delayed growth pattern which is hereditary, similar to dad at this age. Advise son to eat a well-balanced diet, keep yearly wellness exams & immunize. ...Read more

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He wear's size 12 shoe and his hands are small He's 5, 9 and 21 could he still have a growth spurt in him his also 315 pounds?

He wear's size 12 shoe and his hands are small He's 5, 9 and 21 could he still have a growth spurt in him his also 315 pounds?

Maybe: Often foot size precedes other growth. A good exam to look at his puberty status and a wrist XR to look at his growth plates would be information helpful to him. All the best. ...Read more

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Can foot pain be from wearing an over-sized running shoe?

Yes: This is due to the shoe sliding back and forth and your foot position is incorrect in the shoe. ...Read more

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Can an over sized running shoe be the cause of my foot pain?

Can an over sized running shoe be the cause of my foot pain?

Yes: If shoes are too large you feet will slide around in them and you will not be receiving proper support in the needed areas. ...Read more

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If a boy is 6ft1 at 15 yrs. Old with a 6ft6 wingspan, size 14 shoes, big hands and parents are 5ft10 & 5ft6. How tall would he be by the his mid 20's?

If a boy is 6ft1 at 15 yrs. Old with a 6ft6 wingspan, size 14 shoes, big hands and parents are 5ft10 & 5ft6. How tall would he be by the his mid 20's?

Hard to say: At this point, he is taller than projected height by genes (m+f/2+2.5 inches) by more than 3 inches. If he entered puberty at the normal time he may gain 2 inches or so but not much more. A single x-ray of the wrist and hand can be graded for bone maturity. If his bone age is more like 13 he could grow much more, if more like 17 he is almost finished. ...Read more

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Can shoe size predict height?

Height: There is no evidence that shoe size is predictable for height. ...Read more

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Can shoe size predict future height?

No: Shoe size can not predict height. Example my father was 5' 5" with a size 10 shoe. Guess I got my height from, my mothers side! ...Read more

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Does shoe size stop growing before height?

Usually...: Maturity in the foot is typically marked by the presence of all the tarsal bones, the closure of the epiphyseal plates (including the secondary site the heel and the lateral side of the 5th metatarsal) and the presence of the sesamoids. ...Read more

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Can shoe size have anything to do with height?

Can shoe size have anything to do with height?

Not directly related: Shoe size and height are mostly genetically determined, however height can also be influenced by diet and exercise. Height can also be restricted early with detrimental activities (smoking, trauma, etc). Shoes size can change with increasing weight (pregnancy, obesity), but usually shoe size cannot decrease. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to estimate height from childs shoe size?

Is it possible for you to estimate height from childs shoe size?

Somewhat: The growth plates of the foot close before the ones of the legs and spine, and this usually occurs at age 14 in girls and 15-16 in boys. An x-ray of the foot and leg can help determine how much more growth the foot and the leg have, which can give an approximate estimate of the height. 60% of height is from the leg and foot. ...Read more

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At what age does a person stop growing height, and also shoe size?

Skeletal Maturity: A person stops growing when the growth plates in the bones close, which is medically known as "skeletal maturity." typically this is 16-18 for girls and 18-20 for boys. Bones in the foot generally mature about 2 years sooner than the long bones that affect height. Keep in mind that these are averages, so some people are on the very high or low ends of the spectrum. ...Read more

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How accurate is it that if you have a big shoe size you should be tall?

No: Just because you have large feet it doesn't mean you will be tall. My father was 5 feet 5 inches and wore a size 10 shoe. Hope that answers the question. ...Read more

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Is it possible to predict your adult height based on your current shoe size?

No.: But if you double the length of an infant's foot at one year of age you'll know the adult foot size. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old and I have a shoe size 16, 5 us. Is that normal?

High GH level: Are you above 99 percentile of hight? You could be in a normal range of high growth hormone (gh) production or you might be above that level. High level of growth hormone has a direct correlation with skeletal system growth. If your hight is more than 99 percentile a blood test to measure gh level could be helpful. ...Read more

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MY nine year old is in a size 9 men's shoe. Is this large for his age? Should I be concerned?

MY nine year old is in a size 9 men's shoe. Is this large for his age? Should I be concerned?

Big feet: This is a big foot size for age but I wouldn't worry as long as he is proportional and growing at a normal rate otherwise.
There are some conditions that can yield excessive growth, so you will want to make sure he is followed regularly. It is important to have a yearly checkup to evaluate his growth and health overall. ...Read more

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I have been 5'9" for like 2 years now and my shoe size has stayed at 11 for 2 years also. When will I get taller? My dad is still way taller than me.

I have been 5'9" for like 2 years now and my shoe size has stayed at 11 for 2 years also. When will I get taller? My dad is still way taller than me.

Unlikely: If you have not grown taller in 2 years you are likely done. You basic estimated height is the average of both parents + 2.5 inches, so mom may have held you back. An x-ray of your wrist and hand could be evaluated for open growth centers, if open, you may grow taller, if closed, you are done. ...Read more

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