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Doctor insights on: What Does Length Of The Arms Mean Why Do They Measure Them Outstretched

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What does length of the arms mean? Why do they measure them outstretched?

What does length of the arms mean? Why do they measure them outstretched?

Distance: The lengthier arms means absolutely nothing except the distance from your shoulder to your fingertips. There is a tremendous genetic variation on arm length. ...Read more

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What does it mean when shoulder pain worsens when pulling the arm back from an outstretched position?

What does it mean when shoulder pain worsens when pulling the arm back from an outstretched position?

Varies : There are a number of potential causes. If it is around your shoulder blade, then it usually means it is coming from the retractors of your shoulder blade, such as the rhomboids. If it is the shoulder, a babel, biceps, or rotator cuff tear are possible. Don't hesitate to be seen for a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it harder for someone with long arms to build muscle compared to someone with normal length arms?

Is it harder for someone with long arms to build muscle compared to someone with normal length arms?

No: Perhaps you are thinking that you aren't bulky because you are tall. Focus on strenth and fitness. Most tall people prefer aerobic sports to wieght lifting because of the strain this can place on neck and back discs in tall people. Wieght training will inctease your muscle size in 2 weeks, just keep steppping it up. Consider a trainer to keep it safe. ...Read more

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I slept on my arms as a kid, in my teens, i still do it now i feel tingles when i wake up i'm 6'1" with a 12 in forearm length could that stunt growth?

I slept on my arms as a kid, in my teens, i still do it now i feel tingles when i wake up i'm 6'1" with a 12 in forearm length could that stunt growth?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that you have had any stunting of your growth from sleeping on your arms a lot as a child. While pressure and insult on a growth plate can disrupt its functioning, remember that we only sleep for 6-8hours on average per day. Out of that time, I am sure you were moving/shifting around in bed and not completely always on your arms. ...Read more

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Numbness in fourth and little finger and down arms. Numbness in toes when standing for a length of time. Diagnosed autoimmune illnesses. Any ideas?

Numbness in fourth and little finger and down arms. Numbness in toes when standing for a length of time. Diagnosed autoimmune illnesses. Any ideas?

Uncertain: The left arm could also be C-7 T-1 radiculopathy (pinched nerve inthe neck). The toe numbness may not even be neurologic and could be parasthesias. What immune illness you have if you have one may or may not be involved. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the average arm length and leg length for males in relation to average height?

What is the average arm length and leg length for males in relation to average height?

Proportional?: On average, leg length is just under half of the total height and arm span from finger tip to finger tip is about equal to total height. There are several factors that can affect these ratios, such as genetics, pubertal timing, health issues, etc. ...Read more

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What could it mean if your on mdma and your arms start moving uncontrolably?

Dyskinetic movements: Are a side effect of mdma and other synthetic stimulants, and can be a sign that the mdma is probably not pure or unadulterated. Serious movement problems, like dyskinesias and dystonias (wild uncontrolled movements of arms and legs) can lead to even worse issues - seizures and permanent brain damage. If this is about you, you are old enough to know better. Get help with your drug problems. ...Read more

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Please answer! what kind of exercise routine would be best to strengthen an arm that is shorter in length?

Please answer! what kind of exercise routine would be best to strengthen an arm that is shorter in length?

Same as longer arm!: Seriously! We don't recommend any specific exercise just b/c one arm is shorter. Likewise, we don't recommend any specific exercise just b/c other arm is longer. In other words, don't favor one extremity or body part over other. Work them all out equally, to the best of their ability. Don't forget aerobic conditioning to improve cardiorespiratory (heart & lung) fitness. Plus healthy nutrition. ...Read more

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What do purple splotches on arms mean?

Easy bruising?: The cause of easy bruising (if your 'splotches' are bruises) can be subdivided into disorders of blood vessels and surrounding tissues, platelet problems, or coagulation disorders. A good history and physical will determine the cause in most cases. If the bruising is confined to the distal extremities, or there is no bleeding elsewhere or family history, labs and further workup may not be needed. ...Read more

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Could having long arms mean i will get taller?

Genetics: Your profile says you are 50. At that point you are not going to grow, no matter how long your arms are! If you are a teen using your parents Healthtap site, then final height is not related to your arm length. Whether you grow taller is determined by whether you are through with puberty or not and if your growth plates on your leg bones have closed. ...Read more

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If a boy has long arms does that mean he will be tall?

Difficult to predict: Predicting height is difficult. Generally if a child has long arms and legs, he will "grow into them". ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have circles like spots on my arms?

What does it mean if I have circles like spots on my arms?

Need more info.: It depends on how long you've had them, what color they are, if they're swollen, or itchy, and what other symptoms you may have. Please give more details, but that will likely not help us much because with a verbal description is hard to get a true idea. Your best bet is to see your doc or do a Prime Consult with a doc. ...Read more

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Can veiny arms good i mean i workout and do girls like them?

Can veiny arms good i mean i workout and do girls like them?

Yes: Yes, veins can become prominent from working out. All girls are different, hopefully you'll find someone who cares about you instead of the veins in your arms. ...Read more

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When doing push-ups, why do my arms hurt? Does that mean the exercise is working?

When doing push-ups, why do my arms hurt? Does that mean the exercise is working?

Its strenuous: Obviously pushups are a strenuous exercise where you lift your entire body weight with your arms If you are not that strong you may overdue it or feel post exercise in your upper chest or shoulder As long as it fades over 1-2 days its probably just muscular soreness ...Read more

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I have a random lump inside my arm about a centimeter in length. It's right below the antecubital and to the right and is hard. Doesn't really hurt?

I have a random lump inside my arm about a centimeter in length. It's right below the antecubital and to the right and is hard. Doesn't really hurt?

Lymph gland: most likely this is a lymph gland which is part of the immune system that gets bigger when there is infection to produce antibodies. generally speaking you might require a course of antibiotics and blood test. then possibly a biopsy to find out what that is if is still persist. research find that the chance for this to be nutsy is extremely rare you will need to see your doctor to discuss that ...Read more

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