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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Small Hands

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Does having small hands mean I won't grow any taller?

Does having small hands mean I won't grow any taller?

No: Though your profile says you are 37, females stop growing taller when they are 14 and males stop when they are 16.

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Are small hands a sign of anything?

Are small hands a sign of anything?

Maybe, maybe not: This can be a simple variation fro the normal based on complex genetic factors. It can also be a feature of in excess of 40 named syndromes or associations listed in "smith's recognizable patterns of human malformation" 7ed.2013.

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Are really small hands a sign of anything?

Are really small hands a sign of anything?

No syndrome: There are no syndromes known to me where the only finding is one of small hands. I would ask your doctor to look you over closely for any other anatomic findings out of the norm. If you have no other findings on exam, then you have small hands and that's it. That can certainly happen and would be totally normal! !

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Why I have big feet but small hands?

Why I have big feet but small hands?

Variation of normal: At best, this appears a variation of normal development. It does not necessarily indicate that there is something pathologic or genetically wrong. Fortunately, shoes and gloves come in different sizes.

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How to know if I have got small hands and feet?

How to know if I have got small hands and feet?

Why: Why do you care? They are the right size for you. As long as they function properly do not worry.

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How do I know if I have small hands compared to a girl?

How do I know if I have small hands compared to a girl?

Compare: Aside from comparing your hand size to a large number of others in the age group you are analyzing, there is likely no statistically significant information available to answer your question.

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I seem to have really small hands. Is it a common or rare genetic thing?

I seem to have really small hands. Is it a common or rare genetic thing?

Perhaps congenital: If they are truly smaller than small, my guess would be that something went wrong during the development of the hands in utero, which makes it congenital rather than hereditary.

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Do all people with big hands have big feet, or can a person have small hands and big feet?

Possible: Usually smaller hands than typical, will be associated with smaller than usual feet. But it certainly doesn't have to be. Now I have rather typical, perhaps somewhat larger than aveage, male foot size (10), but very large hands for a male, size 8-- the better to play those tough rachmaninoff reaches as a boy-:).

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I have very small hands and thin wrists for a man. My 12 year old cousins have same sized hands as mine. What is my case?

I have very small hands and thin wrists for a man. My 12 year old cousins have same sized hands as mine. What is my case?

Genetics: The size of our bones is largely determined by out genetics. If small hands is something that runs in your family then it is not surprising that you would have this. Remember it is not the size of your hands that is important but how you use them that counts. Be healthy.

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Is it bad to have small hands?

Is it bad to have small hands?

No: Its just how you came from the factory. A normal variant.

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What causes abnormally small hands?

What causes abnormally small hands?

It depends: Small hands can run in your family (check your parents and siblings) and be perfectly functional. Sometimes, small hand or fingers can be part of a syndrome or congenital hand difference. It's best to be evaluated by a hand specialist, especially if it's a child, if there is a concern.

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Can you tell me more about bodybuilding with "small" hands?

Can you tell me more about bodybuilding with "small" hands?

Go for it: Nobody's got a perfect body -- not even the Hollywood studmuffins. You shouldn't have any trouble using today's machines.

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Can a person with small hands have a small heart?

Can a person with small hands have a small heart?

Maybe: Normal heart size is usually scaled to age (especially for children) and height (but not perfectly). Since hand size correlates somewhat with height as well (but not perfectly), a person with small hands can have a small heart.