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Please tell me what does hyperextension mean?

Please tell me what does hyperextension mean?

More than straight: In referring to a knee joint it means that the knee will extend forward slightly when out fully straight. People with lax joints will often have knee hyperextension. It is also called recurvatum. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is hyperextension of the knees bad?

Can you tell me is hyperextension of the knees bad?

Well, not good..: If u have 'loose joints' ( elbows, fingers, shoulders etc.) and have hyperextension ( recurvatum) @ both your knees it's not 'bad'just the way u are...! in my experience, people w/ hyperextension @ the knees occassionally have trouble w/jumping sports( basketball, gymnastics..)real problems w/ instability occur if they tear there acl( hopefully not!)again, the vast majority of people do well... Gl! ...Read more

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What is done for hyperextension of the knee?

What is done for  hyperextension of the knee?

Splinting first: Initially it is splinted, to allow healing of the injured stuctures, followed by motion, to prevent stiffness. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for hyperextension of the knee?

Possible reasons for hyperextension of the knee?

Several: Reasons that a knee hyperextends( recurvatum) without an injury are generally because that person is ligamentously lax( loose jointed).'loose jointedeness' is generally inherited in a multi- factoral fashion and is bilateral.Knee hyperextension can also be seen in neurologic disorders ( such as polio) and w/cns disorders and tumors(much rarer)--unilateral( one leg only)recurvatum requires work-up. ...Read more

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Developed hyperextension of one knee at 50+ but why?

Developed hyperextension of one knee at 50+ but why?

Hyperextension : Injury or degenerative tears to the ligaments and posterior capsule can be the culprit. Check for connective tissue diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis as well, especially if there is no injury. ...Read more

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What actually happens with hyperextension in your knee?

What actually happens with hyperextension in your knee?

Too much motion.: The knee is overly extending and moving past the point that it should due to its weak or damaged soft tissue support structures. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a finger hyperextension?

Splinting first: Initially it is splinted, to allow healing of the injured stuctures, followed by motion, to prevent stiffness. ...Read more

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What is hyperextension of the knee vs sticking it out?

What is hyperextension of the knee vs sticking it out?

Hyperextension: Hyperextending the knee implies the knee is going beyond full extension--reaching a swayback or recurvatum type of posture. ...Read more

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How serious can injuries from hyperextension of the thumb be?

How serious can injuries from hyperextension of the thumb be?

Quite serious: ay not be life threatening, but can damage soft tissue and joints. Also can damage nerves.. ...Read more

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Are lower back hyperextension exercises good to avoid back pain?

Are lower back hyperextension exercises good to avoid back pain?

Yes: Over time, gravity tends to pull us into a flexed position. Extension exercises counter this effect and help keep the spine neutral. Twisting exercises also help keep the spine limber and lubricated. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to know if my knee damaged from hyperextension?

Orhto eval: I rec seeing an ortho doc for a full eval. You need skilled hands to eval your knee. ...Read more

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Why would I keep getting hyperextension injuries of my knees and elbows?

Why would I keep getting  hyperextension injuries of my knees and elbows?

Depends: There are number possibilities including some of which include: not allowing enough time between the injury and restarting activity for the injury to heal; genetic predispositions that allow more flexible or lax ligaments; the type of activity that your are doing and simple over exertion. ...Read more

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In what way can knee hyperextension be treated?

In what way can knee hyperextension be treated?

Depends if ...: Depends if your knee is symptomatic ( painful or feels loose!) if u have no symptoms than no treatment is necessary for a knee that "hyperextends"( recurvatum ).If u have feelings of knee looseness or posterior knee discomfort than a strengthening program for your legs( quads esp.) plus a brace to keep your leg from hyperextendimg would be my first choice. See an ors for eval. Gl! ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent hyperextension of my knees and elbows?

What can I do to prevent hyperextension of my knees and elbows?

Ligamentous laxity: Is a common congenital condition that permits one to hyperextend joints and makes one "double-jointed". There is no need to worry about that when it occurs naturally. However, traumatic hyperextension injury is quite injurious. A knee brace when highly active or elbow protector can help. ...Read more

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How do I treat knee hyperextension until I can get in to see the orthodoc?

How do I treat knee hyperextension until I can get in to see the orthodoc?

RICE therapy: The pneumonic r.I.C.E. Helps guide the general treatment of orthopedic injuries until a more thorough eval can be done. It stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. In addition, tylenol (acetaminophen) and anti-inflammatories can help with the pain. If it hurts to put weight on it, don't. Get some crutches and stay off of it. A brace or immobilizer can help relieve pain as well. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heel from elbow hyperextension?

What is the best way to heel from elbow hyperextension?

Time: These type of injuries take about 6 weeks to heal. A hinged elbow brace can be used to support the elbow and prevent further hyperextention, during healing. Ice, nsaid's and therapy are also helpful. Mostly it's a matter of time. ...Read more

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What do I do about an injury from lumbar spine hyperextension?

What do I do about an injury from lumbar spine hyperextension?

Rehabiliatation: Most hyper-extension lumbar injuries respond with conservative measures, including anti-inflammatory meds, therapy, and time. Sometimes bone injury, such as spondylolysis, can occur which may require more aggressive treatments sometimes years after the initial injury. ...Read more

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Is it possible to break the bones in the top of your foot from foot hyperextension?

Is it possible to break the bones in the top of your foot from foot hyperextension?

Sure its possible: Forceful hyperextension is common in an automobile accident, sometimes from a fall injury and usually the rearfoot bones are more affected, but it is certainly possible. ...Read more

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