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Is it possible to grow taller by stretching after turning 22?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: No,

after puberty the growth plates of the bones are fused and have no more potential to grow significantly in length.

In brief: No,

after puberty the growth plates of the bones are fused and have no more potential to grow significantly in length.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Any transient increase in your length created by stretching (hanging) disappears over time after you stand up and gravity removes that effect.
You might get excited about these minor changes if you measure yourself, and they may push to try to do more,but is not a healthy pursuit. Try to accept your present height as at your age you are finished growing.

In brief: No

Any transient increase in your length created by stretching (hanging) disappears over time after you stand up and gravity removes that effect.
You might get excited about these minor changes if you measure yourself, and they may push to try to do more,but is not a healthy pursuit. Try to accept your present height as at your age you are finished growing.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Once you have grown your height, you cannot stretch yourself to be taller.

In brief: No

Once you have grown your height, you cannot stretch yourself to be taller.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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