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Old 02-28-2012, 07:39 PM
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Location: Way beyond the black stump.
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My word! I am assuming you mean his arm span ??? I was picturing his arms dragging on the ground like an apes!!!
LOL...! That's what I was thinking ROFPML. If he had gravel rash on his knuckles...now that WOULD be of some concern?
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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My height: 6 feet 3.5 inches
My armspan is 6 feet 5 inches
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:28 AM
 
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They will also check for Mitral Valve Prolapse and if they don't, ask them to. But, if they are doing an ECHO they will pick it up.
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:11 PM
 
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I have never heard of such a thing until today. My 15 year old daughter has always been in sports from color guard, cheer leading, and gymnastics, and also hip hop dance. This school year she is staying with her dad and i just got off the phone with him. He took her for a physical today for the high school and the doctor measured her height at 5"6 and her wing span ( length of arms stretched out to the sides) at 5"7. The doctor then tell's them that she cannot do gymnastic's anymore or any other sports because her arms are to freaking long seriously?? i was thinking that is the dumbest thing i have ever heard. Then when i searched it online it brought me here. This is the first thread i clicked.. The doctor has all kinds of test orders in for my daughter. This really has me worried as heart disease runs in my family.
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Purgatory
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Check for scoliosis and ehlers-danlos syndrome.

Ehlers-danlos vascular type can also affect the heart.
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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NBA wingspans: Forget height. Basketball players’ wingspans are absurd and amazing.



This is what came to mind when I read this thread.
(Kevin Durant)
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Old 08-25-2014, 05:39 AM
 
Location: The Rolling Hills Of West Central Maryland
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It's one big measurement--fingertip to fingertip. If you want to do this at home, you get a more accurate measurement if you lie down on the floor to do it.
This all so interesting. My span is 3" longer than height but arms are not long by any means (34 sleeve; height 6'1"). However, my torso is unusually wide.
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