Can I grow more after my plates have closed?

Last updated on October 27, 2020


I’m 17. I went to the doctors and had X-rays taken. My plates are closed. I’m only 5’2. Can you tell me what else I can do to grow a few more inches?

Thank you.


Your bones grow from the plates. Once they are closed, they cannot be re-opened. You are at your full height. Since you can’t change your size, the best thing you can do is change your view of your size. There is nothing wrong with being 5’2″ (that’s my wife’s height).