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Doctor insights on: Hypermobility Syndrome And Dislocated Coccyx

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How to tell if I have hypermobility syndrome?

How to tell if I have hypermobility syndrome?

Brighton Criteria: Most physicians will utilize the Brighton Criteria for diagnosis of JHS. Various criteria are needed for a diagnosis and the major criteria include:

- A Beighton score of 4/9 or greater (either currently or historically)
- Arthralgia for longer than 3 months in 4 or more joints

Here is a website for the full criteria:
http://hypermobility. Org/help-advice/hypermobility-syndromes/the-brighton-scor ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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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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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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What is the treatment for hypermobility syndrome?

Naturally: Question about the best treatment for Hypermobility Syndrome. This is a natural condition found mostly in females, and which benefits successful childbirth. Unfortunately, obesity, mechanical joint injuries, and childbirth can potentiate several chronic pain conditions & Fibromyalgia. See comments: ...Read more

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What can I do about hypermobility syndrome in my knees?

Strengthen Your Knee: There is no surgery, medication, brace, injection, etc for "hypermobility" of the knees at this point in time. Some individuals collagen simply has more elasticity (stretchiness) to it. The best strategy would be to do strengthening exercises and physical therapy to optimize the quads, hamstrings, hip muscles, and calf muscles which work as secondary stabilizers of the knee. ...Read more

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I have ehlers-danlos hypermobility syndrome. What should I do?

I have ehlers-danlos hypermobility syndrome. What should I do?

Maintain muscle tone: Muscle tone and strength may provide adequate dynamic stabilization across your loosest joints affected by eds. Joints commonly affected include the shoulder, and knee. Strengthening the musculature around those joints can serve you well and help prevent the need to progress to a surgical remedy to stabilize the lax joints. ...Read more

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Is fatigue one of the common symptoms of hypermobility syndrome?

No: Common symptoms include subluxation or dislocation of shoulders and patella. Generalized fatigue is not a part of this syndrome. If this persists you should see your primary care doctor to look into your fatigue. ...Read more

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Can you die from connective tissue eds or hypermobility syndrome?

Complications: Eds is a process with a wide variation of expression. Some of the most worrisome problems relate to the heart & blood vessels. Leaky valves are somewhat minor compared to the possibility of a dissecting aneurysm in the large arteries of the body or those in the brain. Either could lead to death. ...Read more

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What can someone do for hypermobility syndrome / ehlers-danlos syndrome?

What can someone do for hypermobility syndrome / ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Strengthen: Strengthening opposing muscle groups helps stabilize joints. Avoid concussive sporting activities such as tennis, but leap to activities suck as cycycling, ei. Stationary, or road (mtb) bike. But stabilizing your joints with my recommendations, which involved weight or machines is best. (machines are safeest, because your joints are tracked in a specific motion.) hypermobility causes arthritis. ...Read more

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Is fatigue a symptom of or commonly associated with hypermobility syndrome?

Is fatigue a symptom of or commonly associated with hypermobility syndrome?

Yes: Fatigue is not a specific diagnostic criteria of JHS but many patients complain of this. I believe that much of this is a result of deconditioning due to inactivity, since hypermobility in and of itself should have no effect on fatigue. Unfortunately many patients avoid certain physical activity when in most cases they should be engaged in an appropriate physical therapy and home program. ...Read more

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Who should I ask about starting a fitness program to help with my hypermobility syndrome?

Rheumatologist: Because HMS can be associated with a few serious inherited disorders and clinical responses, even to targeted physiotherapy, can vary widely, a specific fitness program can't be offered here. Even getting dressed, brushing one's teeth, lifting and carrying and repetitive movements of any kind can be painful. The best person to start with is a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have hypermobility syndrome and it gets that bad that my knees lock is there any medication to prevent this?

I have hypermobility syndrome and it gets that bad that my knees lock is there any medication to prevent this?

Ehlers-Danlos: Syndrome affects many different body systems and ten major types. Therefore, a multispecialty approach to the diagnosis and management of the condition is the key. The individualized plan with follow ups tailored for your needs is what you need. Treatment for ehlers-danlos depends on a number of factors, including the specifics of the disease, its symptoms, and its severity. ...Read more

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How can I improve my poor propreaception skills? I also have hypermobility syndrome, which complicates things! Vestibular sense also poor!

Practice: Practice hand- eye skills / sports which will improve your general proprioception. An Occupational Therapist can give you 'drills' which you could "practice " @home. Strength training in conjunction w/ above can be very helpful to improve coordination, balance and may lessen the chance of certain knee injuries (ACL)when participating in sports. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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My physical therapist said it's pointless for me to see her with my hypermobility syndrome because it will all be undone, what do I do for the pain?

Find a special PT: Hypermobility does not respond to medications. Chronic use of pain medications leads to addiction or side-effects. I prefer PT to develop a strengthening regimen to support the hyper mobile joints if possible. The are only a few physical therapists that can tackle this problem. Make calls to a new PT and ask specific questions before making an appointment. ...Read more

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What can help hypermobility syndrome?

Many options: Hypermobility syndromes treatments include physical therapy, prolotherapy, and platelet rich plasma (prp) therapy. The goal of these treatments are to restrict the range of motion across a hypermobile joint. Prolotherapy and prp are injections that can be done typically by a sports medicine or pain specialist that is trained in the procedure. Stem cell prp therapy is the latest that can help. ...Read more

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How common is hypermobility syndrome?

Depends: The genetic type of hyper-mobility syndrome is rare. Sometimes post traumatic hyper-mobility is the result if ligament and joint injury, and can be treated by injection, therapy, splinting, and the newest laser therapies. People with weakness (like old polio or diabetes) can traumatize a joint by the way they walk, making the hyper-mobility progressive. ...Read more

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Could hypermobility syndrome be cured?

No: No it can not be cured, however they are things that can be done to help with it. ...Read more

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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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Can you pass on hypermobility syndrome?

Can you pass on hypermobility syndrome?

Yes: There are several genetically inherited forms of hypermobility in joints such as ehler's danlos or marfan's. It would be important to find out if you have an identifiable genetic defect or if this is simply a trait. ...Read more

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If I have hypermobility syndrome, what can I do?

Hypermobility: Hypermobility can occur with various rheumatological conditions. A good evaluation by a rheumatologist will give you your options for treatment. ...Read more

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What is hypermobility syndrome and how is it treated?

Not Much: This due to the joints being more flexible than the average. These kids are commonly called " double jointed"there is no serious problem other than joint aches and pains. ...Read more

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Can you help me ease the pain of hypermobility syndrome?

Can you help me ease the pain of hypermobility syndrome?

Exercise: Evidence on effective treatments in JHS is variable but overall it seems that an exercise program focused on increasing aerobic capacity, maintaining good dynamic control, and improving proprioception tend to be the most successful. Meeting with a physical therapist who can help put together a safe and effective program would be ideal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hypermobility syndrome?

Loosey Goosey.: Described as a condition where joints are able to move loosely beyond their normal range of motion. ...Read more

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Can having hypermobility syndrome affect weight gain?

It should not.: There are different genetic gegrees of hypermobility syndrome. It might affect your weight if you are severely limited in your ability to engage in appropriate exercise due to your syndrome. Otherwise, I know of no direct relationship that would prevent you from choosing the right foods and portion sizes to encourage your "body" to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is slipping rib syndrome related to hypermobility syndrome in any way?

Possibly: Slipping rib syndrome is also known as tietze's syndrome. As like any joint, if you have increased flexibility, your ribs can easily move in and out of place as well. ...Read more

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Is hypermobility syndrome different from the EDS hypermobility type? Is so, how?

Is hypermobility syndrome different from the EDS hypermobility type? Is so, how?

Hyper mobility: Yes there is a large difference as hyper mobile joints is just about flexibility where EDS is a genetic problem of connective tissue so involves several organs. ...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

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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