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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

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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


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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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Why do Marfan syndrome people have hyperextesible joints?

Why do Marfan syndrome people have hyperextesible joints?

Lax joints: The joints are lax as marfans interferes with collagen tissue that gives support to joints. ...Read more

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What is the difference between benign hyper mobile joint syndrome (dx'd by rheumy)and ehlers danlos . Have chronic joint/ muscle pain and fatigue. ?

What is the difference between benign hyper mobile joint syndrome (dx'd by rheumy)and ehlers danlos . Have chronic joint/ muscle pain and fatigue. ?

Opposite spectrum: A connective tissue disease or CTD is any disease that has the connective tissues of the body as a target of pathology. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a severe type that has an actual series of gene mutations associated. It can be fatal. Hypermobile joint, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, these are debilitating and chronic but not likely fatal or nearly as life concerning as EDS. ...Read more

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Can you have ehlers danlos without hypermobile joints?

Can you have ehlers danlos without hypermobile joints?

Ehlers danlos: Yes, but it is a syndrome that has a collection of different disorders. It is usually associated with hypermobile joints so to have ehlers danlos without that clinical finding is less likely. ...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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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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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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Diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints including ribs hips knees sometimes excruciating. Constant fatigue, always cold, normal?

Diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints including ribs hips knees sometimes excruciating.  Constant fatigue,  always cold, normal?

Workup and PT: There is no good evidence that JHS in and of itself will cause such significant pain. With that said, many people with JHS do present with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, fatigue and even autonomic symptoms such as you're describing. Evaluation by a rheumatologist, neurologist and physiatrist could be helpful in sorting out your symptoms, ruling out other problems, and providing appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can facet joint syndrome cause bad posture?

Can facet joint syndrome cause bad posture?

Facet joint: You may be avoiding painful positions. This could affect your posture. ...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?

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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Explain the condition called painful joints (arthritis).?

Explain the condition called painful joints (arthritis).?

Involves soft tissue: Arthritis in joints starts as an inflammatory reaction in the soft tissues (synovium) lining the joints. It subsequently when chronic or severe leads to weakening of the ligamentous support and altered fluids within the joint which damage the frictionless cartilage surfaces. ...Read more

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Cubital tunnel syndrome involves which tendons or muscles?

Cubital tunnel syndrome involves which tendons or muscles?

Nerves: Cubital tunnel syndrome is compression of the ulnar nerve as it crosses the inside (or medial) portion of the elbow. The symptoms usually involves numbness or tingling in the medial part of the hand (4th and 5th fingers). ...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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What is the difference between ehlers-danlos syndrome and joint hypermobility syndrome?

What is the difference between ehlers-danlos syndrome and joint hypermobility syndrome?

EDS-HT = JHS: EDS-hypermobility type (EDS-HT) is considered synonymous with JHS. Do not confuse these with other types of EDS as they have very different presentations including more involvement of skin, vascular structures, scleral fragility, or scoliosis. ...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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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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