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how common is hypermobility

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
35 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: The genetic type of hyper-mobility syndrome is rare. Sometimes post traumatic hyper-mobility is the result if ligament and joint injury, and can be ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Khabie
30 years experience Sports Medicine
No: Common symptoms include subluxation or dislocation of shoulders and patella. Generalized fatigue is not a part of this syndrome. If this persists you ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Hypermobility: No disadvantages, unless there is pain, a stress fracture, scoliosis/kyphosis, or instability. Hypermobility suggests a better than average motion wit ... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain: Primarily posterior based neck pain.
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Spinal instability: In addition to the presented answers, with which I agree, too much hypermobility of the spine/neck can cause impingement of the spinal cord and exitin ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not common: But it is not unusual. Typically people who are hypermobile such as yourself can do some interesting tricks with their joints, such as bend their elb ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Yes, yes, no: During pregnancy your body makes relaxing hormone. Your ehlers-danlos make you at greater risk of flexibility. Yes with the hypermobility you will hav ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Hypermobility: Yes it is. Some people will see hypermobility as "double jointed" when younger and do not have symptoms or pain until after 30.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Excess ROM: Hypermobility means that there is an increase range of motion of the joint. Which can be a normal variant, but can also be present in certain diseases
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
EhlersDanlosSyndrome: The Hypermobility Type of EDS is characterized by loose joints and chronic joint pain. The most common sign of this condition is an unusually large ra ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
36 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Benign hyper mobility syndrome or generalized ligamentous laxity can be applied to individuals with very lax or loose joints. This may or may not be ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Different tests: if you can flex your wrist and bend your thumb back and if it can touch your forearm, that is one test for hypermobility.

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