The Boys' Growing Up in the Lord

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Question

I look like an ant to all my other classmates in year ten. I'm about as tall as a year 7 or even shorter. I'm only taller than two people in my whole high school. When I walk my legs hurt and, when I do a handstand or lift up something, my wrist starts to hurt me and it continues to hurt until the next day. When I hold my arm and turn it I feel that something is cracking. Can you tell me when I'm going to grow because everyone teases me because I'm shorter than a year seven student and I'm in year ten.


Answer

When a person grows depends the individual and not on how many years they have lived. I can't tell you when you'll grow because I don't know where you are in your development. You can use the Tanner Stage Calculator for Boys to estimate your progress. A result in stage three would mean you are growing rapidly or about to.

Similarly I can't tell you how much you will grow. Every person is a different height; it depends mostly on the genes you inherit from your parents. Again, you can use the Adult Height Prediction to estimate what will likely be your final height.

The pain you are noticing could be growth pains, but it could also be an indication of something else. Just to be sure, I would like you to mention these pains to your doctor so he can check.