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Old 01-16-2018, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Do tall people lose more height? I topped out at 5'9" and have lost 1/2 an inch.
I wonder. But, two years ago I took a tumble down some stairs. I landed hard on my ass, but the jarring sprained my mid back and I could not walk for a few weeks without a cane or something. I couldn't hold myself up.

I had PT and went to a chiropractor for a long time, and it healed except for the occasional twinge or locking up when i stand too long in one place.

I have wondered if the back injury jammed me up enough to lose an inch. I stretch every day because that helps the back, but maybe I got compacted in some way.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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It is almost always men who are 5'8" but who insist you must be taller because somewhere along the line, they convinced themselves that they are six feet tall.

Wasn't the case here, but that's proven true for most of my life.

I had to get a miltary physical every year while I was in. Every year they measured my height and it came in at 6' 2". So when I say I'm 6' 2" tall, there is a verifiable record of it that goes back decades. But I do agree, some people tend to exaggerate their height.
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:02 PM
 
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I was 6' at age 12. Stayed the same for years. A couple years ago, I measured at 5'10". I am 69.
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Florida -
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I've lost about an inch in height (from 6'3" to about 6'2"). At the same time, I've lost about 2" on my pant/inseam length. Of course, I've also gained about 2" in width from a few years ago. Instead of trying to lose weight, I'm trying to grow about 2" taller.
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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As of two months ago I haven't lost anything at all, still a tiny bit over 6'1".

I figure that 50 plus years of weight lifting is probably the reason I haven't lost any height yet.
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Old 01-20-2018, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Middletown, DE
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I had to get a miltary physical every year while I was in. Every year they measured my height and it came in at 6' 2". So when I say I'm 6' 2" tall, there is a verifiable record of it that goes back decades. But I do agree, some people tend to exaggerate their height.
Yep. I'm turning 71 in a few months and just had the first physical in nearly 30 years where my height was actually measured. Came in at just over 5" 11". For over 21 years in the Army at my annual physical I measured just a hair under 6" 1" in my stocking feet (they gave me that small fraction). I guess at some point since I retired in '85 my claim of 6' 1" became an exaggeration...but I have no idea when or where that height went. Gravity, I guess.
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Old 01-20-2018, 12:23 PM
 
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My husband was 6'1" when he enlisted in the Air Force at 17. He is now by latest physical 6". While I haven't had a physical in decades, I can tell by my clothes from long ago, which have gotten longer on me, that I have also lost about an inch. My weight hasn't changed at all.

Doesn't bother me at all. I long ago embraced the fact that I am Petite, whether 5'1" or 5'.
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Old 01-20-2018, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Center City
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I'm more concerned with the weight I've gained that the height I've lost.
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Old 02-04-2018, 12:15 PM
 
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I was 6'3" all my adult life. I'm 70 now. At age 65 I had both my knees replaced, and have been 6'2" since then. I figured it was due to the new knees. But maybe not.

My brother, 2 years younger, was always 6'4", and recently measured 6'3". His kness have not been replaced. So my loss of an inch may not be from that.

No complaints. I still have trouble getting in and out of the wife's car!
A joint replacement should help restore height if anything, not take it away. Arthritic joints are worn out and often times result in a limb that is shortly shorter than normal, so a replacement joint should restore the natural limb length (at least that is how it generally works for hip replacements -- but I would presume knees would be similar as well).
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Old 02-04-2018, 01:13 PM
 
Location: USA
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Just shy of 63, I have gone from 6ft 1/2 in to 5ft 10in. I know I was 6 ft years ago. I have had one knee replacement in 2015. 2 inches seems like a lot to lose, but I don't know but what maybe I was shortening before the knee replacement.
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