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I was diagnosed with hyperflexibility in my spine and neck (among other places) and i was wondering what the disadvantages to this are?
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
Two different things: Brittle bone disease is more commonly known as osteogenesis imperfecta (oi). It is a rare, usually inherited disorder that causes bones to break easily due to the body’s low production of collagen.Hypermobility describes joints that stretch farther than is normal. For example, some hypermobile people can bend their thumbs backwards to their wrists, bend their knee joints backwards. ...Read more
See your doctor: These are important symptoms that need to be evaluated in person by your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
My daughter is 16mths old with hyper mobility hyperflexible and low tone with weak core muscles...No clonus...Appears to have muscle spasms and laxity?
Your pediatrician : Has probably referred her to the appropriate specialists: child neurologist, geneticist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician & to your state's early intervention program under part c of federal law idea for developmental assessment & therapy. Joint laxity & low tone are seen in a variety of genetic syndromes & other medical conditions, not all of which are associated with cognitive delays. ...Read more