Overcoming Long Legs But Short Body?
I want to ask, I am 17 years old but why are my legs longer than my body, when I sit I look short when I stand tall.
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. In the growth and development of the human body, proportions are known. It is this proportion that enables us to distinguish between images of infants and those of adults, even if only in silhouette form. For more convenience, see the image below.
From the picture can be seen roughly, as time goes by, the proportion of the length of the foot to the body will indeed change, and in some people, can be longer than the body itself, especially people whose height is above average. This is not something to worry about, unless your spine has certain problems, such as thinning, shifting, etc., which are usually marked by pain or other discomfort.
If there are no complaints, considering you are also still in its infancy, we think there is no problem with your posture. What also needs to be understood is that adolescents at your age are psychologically more aware of your self-image and how you appear to other people, especially those you like. This makes you, whether you realize it or not, compare your body with others and feel that you have a disorder that is actually completely normal. But if you are still worried, then you should check yourself to a general practitioner first because by doing a direct examination, it can be more clearly known if it turns out there are certain abnormalities in you. So, hopefully answering your question.