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What is hyperextensible joints?

What is hyperextensible joints?

"Double jointed": Features joints that easily move beyond the normal range expected for a particular joint. The joint hypermobility syndrome is considered a benign condition. It is estimated that 10%-15% of normal children have hypermobile joints or joints that can move beyond the normal range of motion. ...Read more

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 a hyperextensible joints?

What is a hyperextensible joints?

Hypermobility syndro: Hypermobility syndrome. Most people think you are protected from osteoarthritis and injury by hypermobile joints. Just the opposite. You are more likely to sprain, strain, and tear major ligaments in the knee, because your joints bend more. Hypermobile joints are associated with some serious genetic disorders, but most are not. Hypermobility is associated with mitral valve prolapse, & etc. ...Read more

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Could some one explain to me what is hyperextensible joints?

Could  some one explain to me what is hyperextensible joints?

Loose joints: Some folks are genetically predisposed to have extra laxity of their joints. This by itself is not something to worry about. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I ease my hyperextensible joints?

I was just wondering how can I ease my hyperextensible joints?

You cannot: Joint stability is related to the tightness of the ligaments. Other than for medical procedures, you cannot tighten the joints to ease your hyperextensibility. ...Read more

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How can I ease my hyperextensible joints? Eds

How can I ease my hyperextensible joints? Eds

Muscle strengthening: Muscle strengthening exercises are the long-term solution. Short term, recommend trying tylenol (acetaminophen) first up to 3000mg per day. If you fail that, consider an anti-inflammatory like motrin, advil, alleve. Make sure to follow instructions on bottle. Go bucks! ...Read more

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My 3yr old son has hyperextensible joints and walks on his tip toes, he tends to walk as if his legs are going togive way , hands/knees arms click?

My 3yr old son has hyperextensible joints and walks on his tip toes, he tends to walk as if his legs are going togive way , hands/knees arms click?

See a podiatrist: Flexibility and toewalking are not unusual at his age. Most toewalkers do outgrow it. I think you might want to consult with a podiatrist or pediatric orthopedist if he often looks unstable, and what else you describe. ...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