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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Joint Hypermobility (Definition)

There is a normal range of motion that most joints have as they are moved. Joint hyper mobility describes a range of motion in a particular joint that is more than normal. Hyper mobile joints are at increased risk of subluxations and dislocations. The term ligamentous laxity ...Read more


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Please describe a good way for a double jointed person to retrain their muscles to walk again?

Please describe a good way for a double jointed person to retrain their muscles to walk again?

Supervised P Therapy: Would be the best way to train to get strong muscles, as the muscles would be able to compensate for the lax ligaments. You'll need to continue such intensive therapy and do your own home exercises as well. ...Read more

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How can I find out if I'm double-jointed?

How can I find out if I'm double-jointed?

Varies: Can you bend your elbow past straight, touch you thumb to you forearm, hyperextend your knees, bend your fingers backwards? . If so you are. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I'm double jointed?

Can you tell me how to know if I'm double jointed?

Not possible: There is no such condition." double jointed" seems like a term that is used for laxity in normal joints. There is a wide range of what is normal. ...Read more

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This morning I woke up with a pain in my left hip. I walk with a slight limp with little pain. I'm double jointed in this hip too. Why does it hurt?

This morning I woke up with a pain in my left hip. I walk with a slight limp with little pain. I'm double jointed in this hip too. Why does it hurt?

What did you do 2: Days ago. I often find that an activity two days before your ache can be the explaination of why you have an unusal pain. If there was just some minor muscular-skeletal sprain or strain, it should get better in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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What to do if I have always been able to dislocate my left hip, and feel nothing. I've herd its suppose tomean I'm double jointed in my hip?

What to do if I have always been able to dislocate my left hip, and feel nothing. I've herd its suppose tomean I'm double jointed in my hip?

See a specialist.: You should see an orthopedic hip specialist, who can determine the source of what you're describing as "dislocations". There are many other disorders that may mimic your hip dislocating. These are primarily muscle issues, that may be snapping over prominences in and around the hip joint, giving you a sense of dislocation. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have always been able to dislocate my left hip, and feel nothing. I've herd its suppose tomean I'm double jointed in my hip?

What do you suggest if I have always been able to dislocate my left hip, and feel nothing. I've herd its suppose tomean I'm double jointed in my hip?

Unlikely: Much more likely you have 'snapping hip' syndrome where tendons can 'pop' as they attach across your hip joint (fascia lata about greater trochanter, or iliopsoas muscle along ' front' of hip joint).True hip dislocations in adults require urgent closed reduction and are most often seen in mva's where the driver/ passenger's thigh/ knee strikes the dashboard 'pushing' the hip 'out the back' (post). ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are people born double jointed?

I'm wondering why are people born double jointed?

JHS: Medical name is joint hypermobility syndrome. This is mostly inherited in female line & women can lock knees & touch palms to floor, oppose thumb to forearm, & put feet behind neck as children. Imo is conserved trait to impart ease of childbirth & by 4th childbirth often takes minutes not hours & more infants born healthier. Condition also highly associated with development of fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your double jointed?

Loose ligaments: Being double jointed means that your ligaments allow more motion than other people's, i.e. That they are a little lax. Hypermobile is a term that physicians use to describe the situation where a patient's ligaments and soft tissue allow more motion of the joint than is typical. Often times, people without a medical background use the term double jointed to describe the same situation. ...Read more

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How can someone tell if you're double jointed?

How can someone tell if you're double jointed?

No such thing: There is no such thing as being double jointed. This is a term that is commonly used for people who have increased flexibility and "loose joints". ...Read more

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What does it mean if someone if double jointed?

Elastin: You are double jointed because you have too much elastin in the ligaments that control the extremes of motion of your joints. This allows for too much potential motion and therefor injury. ...Read more

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Is it really possible to be born double jointed?

Yes: Hypermobile is a term that physicians use to describe the situation where a patient's ligaments and soft tissue allow more motion of the joint than is typical. This increased laxity of the joint's soft tissue has almost certainly been present since birth although the patient may have just noticed it. ...Read more

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What is the technical explanation of being double jointed?

Elastin: You are double jointed because you have too much elastin in the ligaments that control the extremes of motion of your joints. This allows for too much potential motion and therefor injury. ...Read more

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Is hypermobile double jointed?

Yes: Yes, the terms hyper mobile, double jointed, and ligamentous laxity can all be used to describe equivalent 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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Do you have to be double jointed to do the lotus?

Do you have to be double jointed to do the lotus?

See below: First things first. There is no such thing as being "double jointed". This is a popular term for people who are very flexible. Some people have conditions with abnormal collagen and their joints are much too loose to the point of being unstable. In general, some people can do lotus very easily (my wife and some people will never be able to do lotus (me) despite the fact that I practice yoga alot. ...Read more

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Is it rare for someone to have all their digits double jointed?

It is rare: Double jointed digits are rare and usually is a result of genetic disorders called hypermobility syndromes. It does not usually involved the digits only however. Ligaments are excessively flexible and create more motion that normal. It can lead to pain and early arthritis if chronically overused. ...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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Is it really possible to be double jointed if eds?

Is it really possible to be double jointed if eds?

No: There's no such thing as a double joint. You can be extremely flexible, and folks with ehlers danlos often are incredibly flexible. This comes from laxity in the ligaments and connective tissues surrounding the joints. The joints themselves, where the bones meet, have the same number of connections as anyone else. ...Read more

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How rare is it for someone to have double jointed fingers unless marphans?

How rare is it for someone to have double jointed fingers unless marphans?

Marfans is linked to: Joint instabilty but there are many similar diseases yhat lead to joint instability. Many younger (non marfanoid) have joint looseness that they also grow out of. ...Read more

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How are people double-jointed?

NO SUCH THING: This term is inaccurate. More accurate to say that someone is "hypermobile"...I.E....Very flexible causing the joint to move beyond its normal range of motion, which may be an inherited thing from a family member. A connective tissue disorder known as ehlers-danlos syndrome, may also cause hypermobility. If there is a problem with chronic joint pain/dislocated joints, see your family dr. ...Read more

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Is it bad to be double jointed?

Is it bad to be double jointed?

No??: You are 41 and doing ok? Have you seen cirque du soleil?

Are you worried about arthritis or aches and pains?

A wellness programs will begin to help most ailments. ...Read more

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What are disadvantages if any of being double jointed?

What are disadvantages if any of being double jointed?

Joint injury: Ligamentous laxity can led to joint subluxation or dislocation without a significant injury. You need to keep the muscles around the joint strong to prevent injury. With multiple injuries you have an increased chance to develop arthritis in that joint. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce pain in double jointed shoulders?

What can I do to reduce pain in double jointed shoulders?

Do not show off: If you are having pain from your lax shoulder joints you will continue to damage them if you do not seek the care of an orthopaedic surgeon. I would go to one who has lots of shoulder experience. ...Read more

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How do you know you are double jointed, and is it a disorder?

Hyperlax = flexible: Double jointed usually describes someone with what we call hyperlaxity (hyper flexible). If the increased laxity becomes problematic, the laxity is referred to as patholaxity. A common example would be if ones hyperlax shoulder suddenly began to slip out of joint (subluxate or dislocate) with little or no trauma. Mere, therefore, is not necessarily a disorder at all. ...Read more

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What are disadvantages of being double jointed? What goes with it?

What are disadvantages of being double jointed? What goes with it?

Usually not: Individuals with lax joints sometimes develop joint pain or even frank dislocations secondary to this increased laxity. More often than not this seems to be an issue more in the shoulder than other joints. However the vast majority of people who can for example hyper-extend their knees or elbows really don't experience joint problems. ...Read more