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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are people who are double jointed more likely to get arthritis than those who are not double jointed?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Double jointed : Being double jointed usually means that you have extra flexibility in your joints. It is not a bad thing. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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