A 43-year-old member asked:

How do i know if have joint hypermobility?

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Fingers bend back: Hypermobility is diagnosed when several joints extend ( move backwards ) more than they should, elbows small knucles and knees are common. It is not serious generally, and found in many gymnasts and indian rubber circus people.
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Dr. Bradford Landry
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Beighton scale: If pain is present in the setting of hypermobility, most physicians will utilize the Brighton Criteria for diagnosis of JHS. If an individual has no pain then a Beighton score = or > 5/6 is sufficient for hypermobility alone.
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