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Is it possible to make yourself taller? I'm not interested in getting any taller, I'm just curious. I heard some people talking about it in the hallway, and now I'm intrigued. So, is it physically possible to gain height after you've stopped<br><br>
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I think growth hormones might do it, but it would be dangerous to take them after puberty. As far as I know, you can enhance someone's height during normal growth stages through hormones and leg lengthening, but after puberty you're stuck with what you've got.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>karenlovessnow</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I have this strange vision of someone laying on one of those torture racks that 'stretch' you....</div>
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You need the one with the neck brace, else your knuckles drag on the ground.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>karenlovessnow</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I have this strange vision of someone laying on one of those torture racks that 'stretch' you....</div>
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Well ah , thats what medical science sorta does<br><br><br><br>
They break your legs , brace them up , so the bones broken just about meet .<br><br><br><br>
Then as the fracture attempts to heal its self they turn screws to lengthen the braces a fraction and repeat the process until they get the required length they want .
 

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Yes, as mentioned, you can go on the rack (traction) and it can help, but it might not be permanent. You can also have these weird leg procedures where as mentioned, you have your legs broken repeated and they are allowed to heal in such a way that you slowly get taller.<br><br><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/china/story/0,7369,1107283,00.html" target="_blank">http://www.guardian.co.uk/china/stor...107283,00.html</a>
 

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Well, I'm not sure how it happened, but I grew up until I was about 16 or 17 and stopped at 6'1. There was a gapr where I did not go to the doctor from age 19 to 22, and went I went to the doctor at age 22 I was 6'2 and have been that height since. I'm not saying I grew after I stopped, I think there was maybe just one small growth spurt left somewhere between 19 and 22 for me. I think it was all the sex.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> As for accuracy of the devices, I played sports in high school, and the school and doctors each measured me 6'1 every time. I have been measured many times and have had to switch doctors between 22 and 35 several times, at least, and I am 6'2.
 

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You could do yoga and improve your posture, reducing slouching and perhaps adding a few milimeters. I'd also suggest trying some sort of hair up-do.
 

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After the epiphysis of the bone (growth zone) is closed, the bone cannot grow anymore. The process of sawing a bones and do osteosynthesis is painful, takes time, and the result are disproportional long legs. It has been shown in the movie GATTACA starring Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman.
 

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High-heeled/platform shoes.<br><br><br><br>
I know what you mean, I'm 4'11. And I wear flats, actually, I'd fall over in anything more than a 1 inch heel.
 

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I can't imagine mutilating myself just to be taller. There are lots of times I wish I was taller, especially when I'm in the store and something I want is on the top shelf and I have to climb up on the bottom shelf just to get it. But it's something I've learned to live with. I'm 5 ft and about 1/2 an inch and I'm 51 years old so I've had lots of time to get used to being short. I can't wear shoes with heels higher than 2 feet or I fall off them. I don't understand women who do wear heels higher than that because it puts unnatural pressure on the feet. The higher the heel, the worse it does to the foot until you're practically standing on your toes. I can't understand women who will mutilate themselves for beauty and fashion. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:">
 

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Holy thread bump Batman! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Amy SF</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2790494"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I can't imagine mutilating myself just to be taller. There are lots of times I wish I was taller, especially when I'm in the store and something I want is on the top shelf and I have to climb up on the bottom shelf just to get it. But it's something I've learned to live with. I'm 5 ft and about 1/2 an inch and I'm 51 years old so I've had lots of time to get used to being short. I can't wear shoes with heels higher than <b>2 feet</b> or I fall off them. I don't understand women who do wear heels higher than that because it puts unnatural pressure on the feet. The higher the heel, the worse it does to the foot until you're practically standing on your toes. I can't understand women who will mutilate themselves for beauty and fashion. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:"></div>
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2 feet?! <img alt="" src="http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/serenstar_LHT/proboards/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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2 feet?! <img alt="" src="http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/serenstar_LHT/proboards/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></div>
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I just envisioned Amy as a Club Kid. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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I'm slightly over 6ft tall - I wish I was a little shorter. Anyone want 10cm?<br><br>
Anyway, I know that dancing and yoga have made me stand up even more straight. My posture has always been pretty good, but I feel even taller after dance practice or a yoga session. My mother always has to adjust her car seat after yoga because she's actually about 3cm taller. Spine etc.
 

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Obviously I meant 2 inches... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> ...wishful thinking, perhaps? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 
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