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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