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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Joint Hypermobility (Overview)

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 that affect connective tissue.


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Joint hypermobility cause of tendonitis?

Joint hypermobility cause of tendonitis?

Sometimes: One of the potential causes of tendonitis is overuse by the muscle/tendon unit trying to stabilize a hypermobile joint. This is certainly the case with the posterior tibial tendon in individuals with flexible flatfoot. However, not all tendinitis is related to joint hypermobility, so you would need to consult with your doctor to determine the cause of your tendinitis. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
305 doctors shared insights

Joint Hypermobility (Overview)

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 that affect connective tissue.


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Can joint hypermobility be dangerous?

Can joint hypermobility be dangerous?

Probably not.: Isolated joint hypermobility is not dangerous. When part of a syndrome like marfan's syndrome, there may be associated problems that are more serious. Marfan syndrome has a range of expressions, from mild to severe. The most serious complications are defects of the heart valves and aorta. It may also affect the lungs, the eyes, the dural sac surrounding the spinal cord, and the skeleton. ...Read more

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Joint pain (Tip)

Joint pain

Fibromyalgia does not cause joint pain, but it does cause pain in the muscles surrounding the joints. ...See more

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What is joint hypermobility and will getting physiotherapy effectively treat it?

What is joint hypermobility and will getting physiotherapy effectively treat it?

Poorly understood dx: JHS is symptomatic hypermobility. Many individuals who have hypermobility never have pain or require any treatment. When hypermobility is found associated with pain, or a few other criteria (see Brighton criteria) it is termed JHS. It is presumed to be caused by a defect in collagen but rarely have collagen related genes been implicated (TNXB gene). ...Read more

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What is joint hypermobility and is physiotherapy a good treatment option?

What is joint hypermobility and is physiotherapy a good treatment option?

May help: Joint hypermobility or loose joints result from ligament laxity. Physical therapy can not truly strengthen ligaments but can help with muscle strength and proprioception and may therefore be beneficial. ...Read more

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Joint pain (Tip)

Joint pain

Often, muscle and joint pain are indicators that there is a sprain somewhere in the tissues. ...See more

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I have joint hypermobility and recently have had electric shock pain in my right hip going up my back, is this due to the condition or any concern?

I have joint hypermobility and recently have had electric shock pain in my right hip going up my back, is this due to the condition or any concern?

Yes: 20's female w. shock-like low back pain & Joint Hypermobility pain concerned for cause. Sacroiliac joint, largest joint axial spine, is ?. Peer reviewed medical literature ID's SIJ to generate pain up to 30% people with chronic low back pain. Osteopaths are best doctors to evaluate these symptoms. Avoid surgery - with intention to pursue yoga, aqua therapy, SIJ belt, & back muscle reconditioning. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any info on joint hypermobility syndrome?

Does anyone have any info on joint hypermobility syndrome?

Ehlers-danlos syndro: There is much info on these--more on the famous ehlers-danlos syndrome. Follow this link: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002439/ hope you find the answer your are looking for. Good luck. ...Read more

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Joint pain (Tip)

Joint pain

It is not a myth. Falling barometric pressure (usually indicating rain) will increase joint pain! ...See more

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Can joint hypermobility be dangerous?

Probably not.: Isolated joint hypermobility is not dangerous. When part of a syndrome like marfan's syndrome, there may be associated problems that are more serious. Marfan syndrome has a range of expressions, from mild to severe. The most serious complications are defects of the heart valves and aorta. It may also affect the lungs, the eyes, the dural sac surrounding the spinal cord, and the skeleton. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more