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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Hypermobility Syndrome (Overview)

Hypermobility syndrome, also known as double-jointedness, is a condition with increased flexibility at one or several joints often leading to joint pain and sprains.


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What exactly is hypermobility syndrome?

What exactly is hypermobility syndrome?

Hyperflexible joints: Sometimes referred to as "loose joints, " and those affected are referred to as being "double jointed." often joint hypermobility causes no symptoms and requires no treatment. When present symptoms of the joint hypermobility include pain and instability in the hypermobile joints such as the: knees, fingers, hips, and elbows. Treatments are customized for each individual based on symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
219 doctors shared insights

Hypermobility Syndrome (Overview)

Hypermobility syndrome, also known as double-jointedness, is a condition with increased flexibility at one or several joints often leading to joint pain and sprains.


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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
Once
Wear a wrist brace at night
daily
Take pain medications as directed
Once
Use proper posture when performing tasks
Once
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What are the symptoms of hypermobility syndrome?

What are the symptoms of hypermobility syndrome?

Loose Joints: Sometimes referred to as "loose joints, " and those affected are referred to as being "double jointed." often joint hypermobility causes no symptoms and requires no treatment. When present symptoms of the joint hypermobility include pain and instability in the hypermobile joints such as the: knees, fingers, hips, and elbows. Treatments are customized for each individual based on symptoms. ...Read more

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Can my 2yr old be diagnosed with hypermobility syndrome at this age?

Yes, but no tests: Hyper-mobility results from lax ligaments. It could be a genetic factor making the ligaments easily stretchable. It could diagnosed by an experienced pediatrician by examining the extent of joint mobility beyond normal. ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
once
Listen, listen, listen
once
Practice stress management and mindfulness
2x day
Do not be afraid to Ask for feedback
3x day
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What are the tests for hypermobility syndrome?

What are the tests for hypermobility syndrome?

Beighton criteria: Major criteria •a beighton score of 4+/9 •arthralgia > 3 m in 4 or more joints minor criteria •beighton score of 1-3/9 •arthralgia (> 3 m) in 1-3 joints or back pain (> 3 m), spondylosis, -lysis -listhesis •dislocation/subluxation in > 1 joint, or in 1 joint > 1 occasion •soft tissue rheumatism. > 3 lesions •marfanoid habitus •abnl skin •eye signs •varicose veins, hernia, uterine prolapse. ...Read more

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I have POTS syndrome & hypermobility syndrome. All of muscles are weak. I have trouble pooping, controlling my bladder and bowel. No doctor knows why.

I have POTS syndrome & hypermobility syndrome. All of muscles are weak. I have trouble pooping, controlling my bladder and bowel. No doctor knows why.

Dysautonomia: 18y fem has "Hypermobility Syndrome, weak muscles, POTS, difficulty controlling bladder/bowel". Autonomic nerves are tethered at vertebral foramina & subluxing joints, especially sacroiliac joints, impinge these nerves arousing neural stimuli of smooth muscles of arteries, intestine & bladder. Dysautonomic effects manifest as patient describes. Many of these patients go on to develop Fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
Once
Check cholesterol medications
Once
Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
Once