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IwannaBeTaller

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Can wearing lifts make you shorter?
« on: December 13, 2017, 12:23:25 AM »

In an older part of the forum someone said that wearing in-shoe lifts with a heel (where only the back of your foot gets raised) can make you shorter because it can gradually shorten some muscles in the feet. Is there ANY truth to this? Because I've been wearing 1-inch lifts for quite some time and of course I'm deathly afraid of losing any height.
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Re: Can wearing lifts make you shorter?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 01:09:29 AM »

nope. Keep using your insoles
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Re: Can wearing lifts make you shorter?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2017, 01:10:26 AM »

Yes it will make you shorter, unfortunately if you have been wearing them for a while the damage is already done, you more than likely have already lost about 2 cm and from my understanding  it is not reversible due permanrnt muscle contraction

The best thing you can do is stop wearing lifts so you don't lost any more height

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Re: Can wearing lifts make you shorter?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 01:17:58 AM »

nope. Keep using your insoles

It will defintely make him shorter, he should stop wearing insoles, every cm that he loses is a cm he has to gain back with LL

I will find the study were they saw this, one person lost an inch and a half over 1 year in the most drastic case

Luckily the op probably only lost about 2 cm due to the small lift amount, still not wise to keep using them
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TIBIKE200

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Re: Can wearing lifts make you shorter?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 01:26:21 AM »

It will defintely make him shorter, he should stop wearing insoles, every cm that he loses is a cm he has to gain back with LL

I will find the study were they saw this, one person lost an inch and a half over 1 year in the most drastic case

Luckily the op probably only lost about 2 cm due to the small lift amount, still not wise to keep using them

Dude... your height is based on the length of your bones. Even if the muscle gets shortened (which it does) because of the ankle being raised, the effect will go away in the morning after sleep... Just like the spine
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Re: Can wearing lifts make you shorter?
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2017, 09:19:13 AM »

man are u trolling? can u explain how it happens?
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Re: Can wearing lifts make you shorter?
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2017, 11:18:30 AM »

I highly doubt it would have a permanent effect. Maybe in the really, really long run, like 30+ years. Otherwise, anyone who works sat all day in an office would see a significant height reduction in a matter of years.
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Re: Can wearing lifts make you shorter?
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2017, 12:24:50 PM »

Short muscles lead to bf and bad posture which can decrease your height not because you become shorter but because your posture overall is not completely straight.
That said, this will happen especially to women who wear very tall stilts, not to a man whi wears 2-3 cm lifts, and of course with stretching it will go away.

So permanent loss and all these are simply bs.
The true height, as Tibike said, is a matter of bones and that can't change by wearing lifts.
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Re: Can wearing lifts make you shorter?
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2017, 04:19:58 PM »

Even if muscles are shortened, how It would affect Bones? Bones are not plastic, when they get plastic is becuase of a fracture, so is bullsh!? The Lost in height throught years is on the spine, I dont think legs shorten,well maybe the csrtilage( but is within 3 mm).
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Re: Can wearing lifts make you shorter?
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2017, 06:14:34 PM »

man are u trolling?

lol ding ding ding. Yes I was trolling.
This thread was a stupid question, i didnt feel like it merited a serious response.

I was hoping the OP would have stopped wearing lifts simply because some random guy on the internet said some random pseudoscience bs, of course your not going to get shorter with 1 inch lifts. If anything if there were really permanent contractures they would make you taller because your heel wouldnt hit the floor and its like you were pemanently on your tippy toes. If the OP would have thought it through he would have figured it out. But he decided to post a stupid question, so he got a stupid response.

anyways thanks everybody for ruining the fun

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Re: Can wearing lifts make you shorter?
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2017, 12:24:54 AM »

lol i actually believed what u said for a sec  :D
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Re: Can wearing lifts make you shorter?
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2017, 01:32:09 PM »

lol ding ding ding. Yes I was trolling.
This thread was a stupid question, i didnt feel like it merited a serious response.

I was hoping the OP would have stopped wearing lifts simply because some random guy on the internet said some random pseudoscience bs, of course your not going to get shorter with 1 inch lifts. If anything if there were really permanent contractures they would make you taller because your heel wouldnt hit the floor and its like you were pemanently on your tippy toes. If the OP would have thought it through he would have figured it out. But he decided to post a stupid question, so he got a stupid response.

Mate, perhaps my question was stupid but it wasn't born out of stupidity but out of paranoia. I'm terribly afraid of becoming shorter as that would mean my unhappiness and dissatisfaction with my body would increase even more. Surely you must understand this fear, as you have also registered in this forum. Anyway, I don't mind being the butt end of a joke as long as I can live without the fear of lifts making me shorter, that's a great relief. Cheers.
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Re: Can wearing lifts make you shorter?
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2017, 05:56:05 PM »

Mate, perhaps my question was stupid but it wasn't born out of stupidity but out of paranoia. I'm terribly afraid of becoming shorter as that would mean my unhappiness and dissatisfaction with my body would increase even more. Surely you must understand this fear, as you have also registered in this forum. Anyway, I don't mind being the butt end of a joke as long as I can live without the fear of lifts making me shorter, that's a great relief. Cheers.

Have you already tried looking for help with this? From what I recall reading here, you're not short short and you live in a place like France. It sounds like seeing a psychologist could really help you, since you're not far away from a good height.
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Re: Can wearing lifts make you shorter?
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2017, 09:41:31 PM »

Have you already tried looking for help with this? From what I recall reading here, you're not short short and you live in a place like France. It sounds like seeing a psychologist could really help you, since you're not far away from a good height.

No, I'm not the guy from France. I think you mean theophilo. And yeah, I'm not very short but on the other hand there's guys who were 178 (5'10'') and actually did LL and there was Vader who allegedly did LL at a starting height of 6 feet, so I'm not the sickest dude out there haha.
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Re: Can wearing lifts make you shorter?
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2017, 09:48:26 PM »

Wearing lifts won't make you shorter, but I wouldn't wear them for extended periods for a few weeks before tibia lengthening, as it could potentially make distraction feel more uncomfortable. I wouldn't be surprised if it influenced an earlier case of equinus contracture either.
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