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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Joint Hypermobility

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What is joint hypermobility and is physiotherapy a good treatment option?

What is joint hypermobility and is physiotherapy a good treatment option?

May help: Joint hypermobility or loose joints result from ligament laxity. Physical therapy can not truly strengthen ligaments but can help with muscle strength and proprioception and may therefore be beneficial. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Joint Hypermobility (Definition)

Joint hypermobility, also known as double joints, is a clinical finding in which a person's joints are more flexible than normal, resulting in the ability to extend joints beyond where they are typically able to. This is more common in conditions ...Read more


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What is the condition called joint hypermobility syndrome?

What is the condition called joint hypermobility syndrome?

Collagen disorder: Jhs is a constellation of symptoms that are very similar to marfans syndrome and erhlers danlos syndrome. It is due to an abnormality of collagen which causes tissues to stretch more than normally. Of course this increases your risk of joint problems, but can also result in heart problems and blood vessel problems. ...Read more

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What is the connection between joint hypermobility and tendonitis?

What is the connection between joint hypermobility and tendonitis?

Overstretching tendo: With increased ability for joints to move more than the normal range, the tendons (muscle to bone connectors) and ligaments (bone to bone connecters) get over stretched causing micro tears and inflammation from the excessive range of motion. This is the connection between hyper mobility and inflamed tendons. ...Read more

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Hip pain in a 19 year old with joint hypermobility?

Hip pain in a 19 year old with joint hypermobility?

JHS: Joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs) is an inherited condition of loose ligaments & is better known by doctors outside United States; manifested by ability to oppose thumb to forearm & touch palms to floor with knees locked. Greater joint laxity can be induced by traumatic injury (extreme sports), childbirths, & lifting while turning. See osteopath for therapeutic ideas. Keep muscles well toned. ...Read more

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Can joint hypermobility be dangerous?

Can joint hypermobility be dangerous?

Probably not.: Isolated joint hypermobility is not dangerous. When part of a syndrome like marfan's syndrome, there may be associated problems that are more serious. Marfan syndrome has a range of expressions, from mild to severe. The most serious complications are defects of the heart valves and aorta. It may also affect the lungs, the eyes, the dural sac surrounding the spinal cord, and the skeleton. ...Read more

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How do I know if have joint hypermobility?

How do I know if have joint hypermobility?

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. ...Read more

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What is joint hypermobility syndrome?

What is joint hypermobility syndrome?

Painful Joints: Joints that exceed their normal range of motion are "hypermobile". The condition is found mostly in women and has genetic relationships. There is an association of joint hypermobility and #fibromyalgia. Hypermobile joints potentiate people who have this condition to mechanical injury. ...Read more

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What is joint hypermobility syndrome?

What is  joint hypermobility syndrome?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. James Hocker
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