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What is joint hypermobility syndrome?

What is joint hypermobility syndrome?

Painful Joints: Joints that exceed their normal range of motion are "hypermobile". The condition is found mostly in women and has genetic relationships. There is an association of joint hypermobility and #fibromyalgia. Hypermobile joints potentiate people who have this condition to mechanical injury. ...Read more

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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What is joint hypermobility syndrome?

What is joint hypermobility syndrome?

Fingers bend back: Hypermobility is diagnosed when several joints extend (move backwards) more than they should, elbows small knucles and knees are common. It is not serious generally, and found in many gymnasts and indian rubber circus people. ...Read more

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What is the condition called joint hypermobility syndrome?

What is the condition called joint hypermobility syndrome?

Collagen disorder: Jhs is a constellation of symptoms that are very similar to Marfan's syndrome and erhlers danlos syndrome. It is due to an abnormality of collagen which causes tissues to stretch more than normally. Of course this increases your risk of joint problems, but can also result in heart problems and blood vessel problems. ...Read more

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Is mckenzie method for benign joint hypermobility syndrome?

Is mckenzie method for benign joint hypermobility syndrome?

For disc issues: Mckenzie program is an exercise program aimed at identifying a neutral, pain free core posture and learning to maintain this through your active life style to minimize pain due to dosc based pain syndromes. ...Read more

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Is the mckenzie method good for benign joint hypermobility syndrome?

Is the mckenzie method good for benign joint hypermobility syndrome?

Mckenzie: Not really. Strength work is better. Pilates based exercises are probably more appropriate. ...Read more

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Can joint hypermobility syndrome cause referred pain? If so, what is the best way to help with the pain?

Can joint hypermobility syndrome cause referred pain? If so, what is the best way to help with the pain?

Hypermobility: Hypermobility can be assoc. With joint pain esp. if you've dislocated a joint or sustained an injury to the joint. Referred pain means, pain in another area (related) to the primary site often on the same side. It is difficult to be more precise with your question. Look at hypermobility support groups: http://hypermobility.org/ Keep your muscles, tendons strong with appropriate PT. ...Read more

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What can I do about joint hypermobility syndrome?

What can I do about joint hypermobility syndrome?

Strong joint muscles: Joint stability is largely derived from the presence of passive stabilizers such as the ligaments and capsule around the joint that limit joint motion in all the possible directions. The dynamic stabilizers are the muscles surrounding each joint that can be helped by making them stronger and more efficient at helping to stabillize the joints in question. Physical therapy helps strengthen muscles. ...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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Is blue sclerae associated with benign joint hypermobility syndrome? Thank you.

Is blue sclerae associated with benign joint hypermobility syndrome? Thank you.

No: Blue sclerae are typically associated with Osteogenesis imperfecta, not BJHS. There are extremely rare cases of Ehlers-Danlos (dermatosparaxis type and the described spondylocheirodyplastic form) that also are associated with a blue sclerae, as well as a Marfanoid-like condition called Loeys-Dietz syndrome. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ehlers-danlos syndrome and joint hypermobility syndrome?

What is the difference between ehlers-danlos syndrome and joint hypermobility syndrome?

EDS-HT = JHS: EDS-hypermobility type (EDS-HT) is considered synonymous with JHS. Do not confuse these with other types of EDS as they have very different presentations including more involvement of skin, vascular structures, scleral fragility, or scoliosis. ...Read more

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I have joint hypermobility syndrome and now server psa in most of my joints including all the small ones, can I get help? The serverity of the psorisi

I have joint hypermobility syndrome and now server psa in most of my joints including all the small ones, can I get help? The serverity of the psorisi

See a Rheumatolog: If you have Sorret a car throat is a rheumatologist can help direct the appropriate therapy for you. The involvement of the psoriasis in the arthritis has nothing to do with your hypermobility. Hypermobility can cause joint pain so we have to make sure this is not mimicking psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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I have fybromyalgia and joint hypermobility syndrome and suffer from extreme fatigue, especially in the mornings. Is there anything I can do to improve this?

I have fybromyalgia and joint hypermobility syndrome and suffer from extreme fatigue, especially in the mornings. Is there anything I can do to improve this?

Fatigue: There are a number of management approaches to chronic fatigue. These little text boxes are not big enough to go through the history so you might consider getting a consult. The optimal treatment depends on the details of your condition. It is often a hard problem to cure but careful and cooperative management should make a big difference. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints including ribs hips knees sometimes excruciating. Constant fatigue, always cold, normal?

Diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints including ribs hips knees sometimes excruciating.  Constant fatigue, always cold, normal?

Workup and PT: There is no good evidence that JHS in and of itself will cause such significant pain. With that said, many people with JHS do present with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, fatigue and even autonomic symptoms such as you're describing. Evaluation by a rheumatologist, neurologist and physiatrist could be helpful in sorting out your symptoms, ruling out other problems, and providing appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can joint hypermobility syndrome cause referred pain? Ex shoulder to collar bone or ankle or knee to shin-bone?

Can joint hypermobility syndrome cause referred pain? Ex shoulder to collar bone or ankle or knee to shin-bone?

Indeed: 28 y female queries whether Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, JHS, causes referred pain. Many with hypermobile sacroiliac joint, the largest joint in axial spine, suffer sciatica. Medical literature reports association of JHS & fibromyalgia, a widespread pain syndrome. ...Read more

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I have POTS syndrome & hypermobility syndrome. All muscles are weak. I have trouble pooping, controlling my bladder and bowel. No doctor knows why.

I have POTS syndrome & hypermobility syndrome. All muscles are weak. I have trouble pooping, controlling my bladder and bowel. No doctor knows why.

Dysautonomia: 18y fem has "Hypermobility Syndrome, weak muscles, POTS, difficulty controlling bladder/bowel". Autonomic nerves are tethered at vertebral foramina & subluxing joints, especially sacroiliac joints, impinge these nerves arousing neural stimuli of smooth muscles of arteries, intestine & bladder. Dysautonomic effects manifest as patient describes. Many of these patients go on to develop Fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Will going to the gym help relieve joint pain in hypermobility syndrome or will it stress the muscles more?

Strengthening: Exercising the muscles surrounding a hypermobile joints will help with dynamic stabilization and become less prone to injury. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w spontaneous subluxation of sc joint (worse when I sleep on that side). Have hypermobility syndrome. The Best type of pt? Ortho didn't say much

Diagnosed w spontaneous subluxation of sc joint (worse when I sleep on that side). Have hypermobility syndrome.  The Best type of pt? Ortho didn't say much

Aqua therapy: 20's female with SIJ subluxation from Joint Hypermobility Syndrome has hip pain in bed because ground force of sleep surface impacts pelvic ring w. translation of forces around ring to the loosest point, the injured SIJ. Best PT is aqua therapy to re-establish generalized muscle tone and strength, which will tend to compensate for loose ligaments. Stretched ligaments hurt. Explanation for the Rack. ...Read more

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I think I may have hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints etc,PT Suggested this.IBS like symptoms major, link to IBD possibly?

I think I may have hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints etc,PT Suggested this.IBS like symptoms major, link to IBD possibly?

IBS and IBD are 2: Different disorders. IBD is an inflammatory disease o intestine and can be serious and needs definitive treatment. IBS is functional disease of intestines. May be constipation prone or diarrhea prone but no joint problems. More common in women. Not life threatining ...Read more

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What can help hypermobility syndrome?

Many options: Hypermobility syndromes treatments include physical therapy, prolotherapy, and platelet rich plasma (prp) therapy. The goal of these treatments are to restrict the range of motion across a hypermobile joint. Prolotherapy and prp are injections that can be done typically by a sports medicine or pain specialist that is trained in the procedure. Stem cell prp therapy is the latest that can help. ...Read more

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How common is hypermobility syndrome?

Depends: The genetic type of hyper-mobility syndrome is rare. Sometimes post-traumatic hyper-mobility is the result if ligament and joint injury, and can be treated by injection, therapy, splinting, and the newest laser therapies. People with weakness (like old polio or diabetes) can traumatize a joint by the way they walk, making the hyper-mobility progressive. ...Read more

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Can you pass on hypermobility syndrome?

Yes: There are several genetically inherited forms of hypermobility in joints such as ehler's danlos or marfan's. It would be important to find out if you have an identifiable genetic defect or if this is simply a trait. ...Read more

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If I have hypermobility syndrome, what can I do?

Hypermobility: Hypermobility can occur with various rheumatological conditions. A good evaluation by a rheumatologist will give you your options for treatment. ...Read more

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Can you help me ease the pain of hypermobility syndrome?

Can you help me ease the pain of hypermobility syndrome?

Exercise: Evidence on effective treatments in JHS is variable but overall it seems that an exercise program focused on increasing aerobic capacity, maintaining good dynamic control, and improving proprioception tend to be the most successful. Meeting with a physical therapist who can help put together a safe and effective program would be ideal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hypermobility syndrome?

Loosey Goosey.: Described as a condition where joints are able to move loosely beyond their normal range of motion. ...Read more

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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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How do I know if have joint hypermobility?

How do I know if have joint hypermobility?

Beighton scale: If pain is present in the setting of hypermobility, most physicians will utilize the Brighton Criteria for diagnosis of JHS. If an individual has no pain then a Beighton score = or > 5/6 is sufficient for hypermobility alone. ...Read more

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


Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Hypermobility Syndrome (Definition)

Described as a condition where joints are able to move loosely beyond their ...Read more