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Where Do People With A Short Trunk But Long Legs Gain Weight The Most
What doctor should I see about spinal growth(non-scoliosis)? I should be ~5'10 but 5'6 instead because of my extremely short torso and long legs.
Primary care: I would start this discussion with your primary doctor, who can discuss your concerns and run some routine labs in order to determine whether you may need to see an endocrinologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Does your torso grow last? I'm a 20 year old male with long legs and arms but I have a very short torso. I'm just now getting beard peach fuzz.
Not really: There is some linear growth in the vertebral bodies but most comes in the long bones (arms,legs). Most males will finish linear growth around 17-18 when the growth centers close. An x-ray of your wrist/hand could be evaluated for open growth centers. If open at 20, this suggests a delay of growth & more could occur. Body proportions are under genetic influence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 25 year old african american female with extremely long legs, long arms, and a very short torso. I suffer from mid and lower back pain. Is there a way to lengthen my torso at this age?
Change parents.: Body shape is genetic. Many cultures or families genetically have broader chests and thinner legs, others are long-limbed, or short. You cannot change the genes you were born with. You can dress and exercise to tone, shape and minimize the difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Stretching will not make you grow taller. ...Read more
No: You are as tall as you will ever be at your age. There are many different types of body configurations which are most likely inherited from your parents. People with some syndromes such as marfan's syndrome can be tall and have long fingers and limbs. If you think you may have one of these syndromes, consult with your doctor. ...Read more