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Is it bad to be double jointed? Will I have arthritis before old age?

Is it bad to be double jointed? Will I have arthritis before old age?

No such thing: There is not such thing as being double jointed. What this describes are people who have more mobility in there joints that the average population. This can be genetic and be associated with a condition called marfans. This hypermobilty can lead to injuries of the joints which can lead to arthritis down the road in some people. Talk with your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Can you get RA arthritis if double jointed?

Can you get RA arthritis if double jointed?

See below: To set things straight there is no such thing as being "double jointed". This usually refers to people who are very flexible. These people can stretch the ligaments which support the joints and develop osteoarthritis but there is no connection between loose joints and rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune condition in which the body attacks its own joints. ...Read more

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If you are double jointed are you more likely to get arthritis?

If you are double jointed are you  more likely to get arthritis?

Joint Hypermobility: Dear Antri, I think what you are referring to with the term "double joints" is hypermobility, or hyperflexibility. Hypermobility means that you can move some or all of your joints more than most people can - Joint injury is more common in shoulders and knees and can lead to early or premature arthritis. But keeping strong with sensible exercise is to be encouraged. All the best! ...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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Double jointed, long tongue, tall, slim, stretchy skin-- is that a bad form of eds?

Double jointed, long tongue, tall, slim, stretchy skin-- is that a bad form of eds?

Yes it is bad for: Any one, it cause the joints to e exposed to un usual forces leading to early arthritis and more fractures. ...Read more

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Can you answer, is double jointed fingers a bad thing?

Can you answer, is double jointed fingers a bad thing?

Double jointed : Being double jointed usually means that you have extra flexibility in your joints. It is not a bad thing. ...Read more

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I've always been double jointed, so why do my hips hurt when I sit now?

I've always been double jointed, so why do my hips hurt when I sit now?

Very flexable joints: Being double jointed means that you can bend your joints more than the average person. There are many misunderstandings when it comes to the meaning of being double jointed. This condition could the wear tear process in all the joint involved, so it lead to early arthritis. ...Read more

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Could being double jointed affect hip replacement success?

Could being double jointed affect hip replacement success?

It might.: Assuming you mean that you are very flexible and have more motion in your joints than "normal, " you could be at increased risk for hip dislocation after surgery if you are not careful. Typically a hip will dislocate, "the ball comes out of the socket, " when the hip is put in an extreme position. Please talk to your doctor about what will be allowed after surgery or go to aaos.Org. ...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


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more