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I have double jointed elbows and they often ache or feel jammed. Is this normal?

I have double jointed elbows and they often ache or feel jammed. Is this normal?

Limiting aching of l: Lax or hypermobile joints not infrequently result in aching in the joints. This does not indicate damage or arthritis. It is advisable to limit overextending or stressing your elbows. Emphasis should be on muscle strengthening of the upper arm and forearm muscles preferably under guidance of knowledgable physical therapist. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Joint Hypermobility (Definition)

Joint hypermobility, also known as double joints, is a clinical finding in which a person's joints are more flexible than normal, resulting in the ability to extend joints beyond where they are typically able to. This is more common in conditions ...Read more


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Do double jointed elbows usually hurt alot?

Do double jointed elbows usually hurt alot?

Possibly: People with joint hypermobility can indeed have frequent and/or chronic associated pain. Strengthening exercises, avoidance of aggravating positions and activities, and occasional use of nsaids can help. Often, symptoms will improve as a younger patient grows into adulthood. ...Read more

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How could having a double-jointed elbow affect the way I do push-ups?

How could having a double-jointed elbow affect the way I do push-ups?

Yes: It may. You need to focus on doing any movement correctly not relying on your ligamentous structure. ...Read more

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Does being double jointed in both your elbows and your shoulders effect how much you bench press?

Does being double jointed in both your elbows and your shoulders effect how much you bench press?

It shouldn't : You should make sure you are not doing too much to fast and build stabilizing muscles. ...Read more

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Does being double jointed in both your elbows and your shoulders effect how well you can bench press?

Does being double jointed in both your elbows and your shoulders effect how well you can bench press?

I don't know: After performing a literature search, i found no studies that looked at the effect of being double jointed on bench press. I did find one study that noted significant decreased strength in women with a particularly bad form of ligamentous laxity, ehlers-danlos, but i'm not sure we can extrapolate. Either way, consistent effort with good form will result in gains in strength. Good luck & work hard. ...Read more

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Ok, i luv 2 crack my joints, i crack my shoulders, wrists, double jointed in all my fingers, neck, elbows, jaw, but y dud my hip crack wen i walk?

Ok, i luv 2 crack my joints, i crack my shoulders, wrists, double jointed in all my fingers, neck, elbows, jaw, but y dud my hip crack wen i walk?

Cracking: First , there is no such thing as double jointed. Flexible , yes. Double jointed , no. If your hip cracks when you walk you may be slightly disarticulating the joint or the tendon(s) in the area are slipping in and out of a groove. Either way, seeing your orthopedist will dispel more myths and help get you the answers you need. And try spelling better - it helps . Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a really sore finger. I am double jointed and today I have this pain that only happens when i push my finger down. What is it? It's not swollen

I have a really sore finger. I am double jointed and today I have this pain that only happens when i push my finger down. What is it? It's not swollen

Rest and ice: I would recommend rest, ice, elevation and gentle range of motion exercises with possible nsaids for 7-10 days. If it does not improve or becomes worse, see a physician. ...Read more

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Fracture of (R) radial head (c) 8 wks. Above elbow still red, inflamed, sore, warm to touch stiff joint. Normal recovery or cause for concern?

Fracture of (R) radial head (c) 8 wks. Above elbow still red, inflamed, sore, warm to touch stiff joint.  Normal recovery or cause for concern?

Hard to know: The orthopedist/physician that has seen you previously and that has performed physical examination will know better; but infection of the joint or misalignment would need to be considered. Perhaps more likely that this is normal progression of healing (depending on severity of findings you mention). Have it checked out to be sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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