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RHEUMATOLOGIST Have acquired hypermobile knees&overpronate Wear OrthoticsCan hips bcome overstretched if do exercise of knees&hips 2 strengthen muscle?

RHEUMATOLOGIST Have acquired hypermobile knees&overpronate Wear OrthoticsCan hips bcome overstretched if do exercise of knees&hips 2 strengthen muscle?

Hypermobility Ehlers: You have benign hypermobility which is Ehlers Danlos Type III. This is genetic - an autosomal dominant. Exercise is important and is protective of your joints. You need a directed exercise program and an evaluation. Ask your physician to have you see a Rheuamtologist ...Read more

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Can hypermobile knees create lax ankles?

Can hypermobile knees create lax ankles?

Not really: Hyper mobile joints is a systemic problem. If you overwork your ankles, you would create arthritis first. ...Read more

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Are people with hypotonia hyperflexible?

Are people with hypotonia hyperflexible?

Depends on tendons: Most joints are stabilized by tendons, which both direct and limit the possible motions of the joint. Muscle tone can contribute to limitation of joint range of motion but hyperflexibility is dependent upon ligamentous laxity, not floppy muscles. ...Read more

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ORTHO/RHEUM ONLY Joint Hypermobile Syndrome will exercises 2 strenghten hip joints prevent dislocation 100% if they never dislocated?

ORTHO/RHEUM ONLY Joint Hypermobile Syndrome will exercises 2 strenghten hip joints prevent dislocation 100% if they never dislocated?

Mobile Joints: It will definitely help if done correctly. Although I am honestly to say that nothing can truly protect your hips from dislocation if you suffer from hypermobile joints. If you are 63 and not had a dislocation yet, then the odds are in your favor that you won't dislocate. Be wary of falls. ...Read more

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Have acquired hypermobile joints/flat feet/overpronation. If wear orthotics 24/7 can hypermobility worsen of knees, ankles etc w normal activiities?

Have acquired hypermobile joints/flat feet/overpronation. If wear orthotics  24/7 can hypermobility worsen of knees, ankles etc w normal activiities?

Orthotics =stability: All the supportive things one can do to stabilize hyper mobility is definitely in the right direction. Wearing orthotics and good shoes are great for hyper mobility. Maintaining your normal activities is what gives you a quality of life. If you continue to have pain and/or stability issues, consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can strengthening muscles mean building muscles?

Can strengthening muscles mean building muscles?

To a point.: Strengthening usually requires lower reps per set (2-4) than muscle building (6-8), with consequent heavier weights. That being said, stronger muscles can be bigger muscles, just maybe not as large as those built through muscle building techniques specifically. ...Read more

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Just orthopedic or rheumatologist answer some hypermobile joints from ballet, gymnastics. Can these loose joints make the normal joints loose?

Just orthopedic or rheumatologist  answer some hypermobile joints from  ballet, gymnastics.  Can these loose joints make the normal joints loose?

Loose joints: Indirectly, you are putting additional stresses on muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints above a loose joint. If well-trained, you can accommodate for these weaknesses. ...Read more

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Are joint hypermobility and tendonitis related?

Are joint hypermobility and tendonitis related?

Sort of: There is some evidence that those with hypermobilty are at increased risk of sprains and strains, although there also exists some evidence to the contrary. Pathophysiologically speaking, I am not aware of any studies implicating changes in the structure of tendons among individuals with hypermobility ...Read more

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Will strengthening surrounding muscles reduce the risk of joint dislocation?

Will strengthening surrounding muscles reduce the risk of joint dislocation?

Yes: Static quadriceps contraction are very good set of exercises to strengthen that group of musceles. ...Read more

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Could strengthening muscles reduce the risk of joint dislocation?

Yes: Some joints are frequently treated with strengthening exercises, especially the shoulder and kneecap dislocations. These treatments can be very successful in treating mild to moderate joint instability. Even in grossly unstable joints requiring surgery strengthening exercises after surgery are an important part of the treatment, . ...Read more

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Have acquired hypermobile joints + flat feet/overpronation. I wear orthotics. Can hypermobility of ankles increase with age?

Have acquired hypermobile joints + flat feet/overpronation. I wear orthotics. Can hypermobility of ankles increase with age?

Yes and no: As we age, "hypermobility" tends to decrease. However, with aquired flatfeet, continued wear and tear (and increased weight) can often lead to more pain. There is no good evidence that orthotics will ever "correct" an arch. If they reduce pain, then continuing to wear them when upright would be encouraged. I would not expect that wearing these would worsen any "hypermobility" of the ankles though ...Read more

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RHUEM Have hypermobile knee joints from sports. If exercise knee & hip joints to strenghten muscles will that prevent hips from becoming overstretched?

RHUEM Have hypermobile knee joints from sports. If exercise knee & hip joints to strenghten muscles will that prevent hips from becoming overstretched?

Varies: To a somewhat limited degree based upon the joint involved, strengthening the muscles around an unstable joint can help make the joint more stable. Bracing is another nonsurgical option as well. ...Read more

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Passive rom exercise with cerebral palsy?

Passive rom exercise with cerebral palsy?

Yes: If you have stiffness or restricted rang of motion passive range of motion and stretching should help ...Read more

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Joint hypermobility cause of tendonitis?

Sometimes: One of the potential causes of tendonitis is overuse by the muscle/tendon unit trying to stabilize a hypermobile joint. This is certainly the case with the posterior tibial tendon in individuals with flexible flatfoot. However, not all tendinitis is related to joint hypermobility, so you would need to consult with your doctor to determine the cause of your tendinitis. ...Read more

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