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If I M Double Jointed Can I Be A Good Baseball Player
Yes!: Double-jointed is typically a manifestation ligamentous laxity (. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 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
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
My knee gets a swollen bit that I can sorta move near the top of it if bent too much, elbows get sore often & I'm "double jointed." do my joints suck?
Evaluation: I would suggest evaluation by a physician and possibly undergoing laboratory tests and x-rays. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes always: Can't stop it but you can protect it by joint protection techniques and strength. ...Read more