Doctor insights on:
When Do Boys Feet Stop Growing
Foot Growth: Although the feet typically stop growing around the age of 15 when the growth plates close, adults sometimes get a feeling that their feet continue to get bigger. After pregnancy, weight gain, and even over time when your arches begin to get weaker and come down it may seem that your feet are getting bigger. ...Read more
Growing pains: Unfortunately, there's not much that you can do to stop growing. ...Read more
I'm 17 and 6 feet tall. Is it possible that I could still grow a few inches before I stop growing?
Growth last year?: If there was growth last year, probably will grow this year (must check the doctor's growth chart). Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person can do to change height. ...Read more
Radiographs: The best way to determine if you will stop growing is to evaluate xrays of your feet. We look at whether or not your growth plates have fused and when they have, we say that you have reached 'skeletal maturity' and are not expected to grow at those sites any longer. ...Read more
Time: There is not a way that you can safely influence how tall you grow, because your height is determined by genetics. The good news is, males stop growing around age 16 on average (though some continue to grow through age 18). So it's unlikely that you'll grow much taller than you already are. ...Read more
My height is 6.4 feet can I reduce my height about 3 to 4 inchs so that I look normal I am18 year old, and I want to stop growing now. Help me?
When the growth:
Plates in the bones close, the bones will stop growing. This is usually by 16 in girls and 18 in boys- however there are exceptions. Of course one can get wider growing width-wise
for much longer than that! ...Read more
Hi am Saajid. Am 16 years old and am about 6 -6.1 feet tall. How can I stop growing tall? Please give a good feedback. Thank you.
Tall: You probably by now finished growing. There is nothing you can do to stop it. Enjoy it ...Read more
I am 19 years old and my height is 6 feet how can I stop of growing further. Please for God sake give me tips and suggestion to stop growing?
No: Way to stop growing. But your growth is most likely completed ...Read more
If my height is 5 foot 9, my mom is 5 foot 1 and my dad is 5 foot 6, what height will I be when I stop growing?
Doctor at what age will I stop growing? I'm 18 year 10 months old and I am really tall 6 feet 4 inchs
Few more years: Males can expect to grow into their early 20's. You probably have some more to go. ...Read more
I am a boy and I am 20 years old. My father height 6"1.5".My mother is 5'3".But I am 5'8"at the age of 20.I want to grow 6 feet. Boys grow till 25?
Very unlikely!: You can ask your Dad when he stopped growing but most boys stop growing by the age of 18. The most definitive test is called the "bone age" wherein they X-ray your wrist, hand, and fingers at once and compare it to an atlas of "standards". Your bones lengthen at the ends, not the middle. It will tell you how much potential growth you have left in your skeleton. Also read "Serenity Prayer". ...Read more
Can too many ankle sprains cause calcium deficiency and stop me grow taller? I had like 20 ankle sprains and 2 times my right foot was in a plastercast
Heredity: Look at your mother and father and siblings. ...Read more
Smelly feet: There are many reasons your feet can smell. If you feet sweat alot you can bring a second pair of socks with you when you go out. You can also apply baby powder to the inside of your socks. Alternate the shoes that you wear, making sure that if your shoegear is wet that they dry before you wear them. Soaking your feet in epsom salt can also help. If the problem persists ask for a podiatrist. ...Read more
Yes: Feet can grow in size over time. ...Read more
Helps: Bacterial action on sweat contributes to foot odor. Baby powder/talcum powder/anti-fungal spray help keep feet dry (latter helps prevent/treat athlete's foot. Not wearing the same pair of shoes, etc every day allows footwear to dry & prevents odor. If feet sweat a lot, changes socks often, reapplying powder each time. ...Read more
Not normal: That is not normal. You need to be checked to make sure your pituitary function is normal. ...Read more
You are done growing: At 30 years of age, the growth plates have all closed and you are as tall as you are ever going to be. ...Read more
Unlikely: I wish I had better news for you but you growing days are pretty much over. ...Read more
You'll need a diet: Of genes while inside the womb. You'll grow to whatever height your genetic code dictates, and nothing you eat, drink or smoke is going to change that. Your height is like the weather. You can either decide to be happy with what you cannot control or be tortured by a lifelong struggle you're sure to lose. ...Read more
I am 5 feet 2 inch, going to turn 18 in two months. Do I have any chance of growing another 2-3 inch?
Growth: It all depends on whether or not your growth plates have closed. If they have closed then no you will not grow. If they have not closed then you could grow. So, if you really want to know see a doctor and get xrays of your growth plate. ...Read more
Hi my age is 19 and my height is 5.8 feet I wanted to know what is the procedure to grow height naturally?
Don't worry: Do nothing and it will happen on its own. ...Read more
One of friend (female) is short in height. Strict 5 feet, age 17+. Is there any possibility to grow longer? If possbile, what's the procedure?
You need to know if she is much shorter than her mother and any sisters.
If she is she needs to see a pediatric endocrinologist who will determine if she can still grow taller and if she has growth hormone deficiency. This may be correctable but she should not wait too long to be seen. ...Read more