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Joint Hypermobility Syndrome Underdiagnosed
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mckenzie: Not really. Strength work is better. Pilates based exercises are probably more appropriate. ...Read more
Yes: An alternative for directed exercises they do work. ...Read more
Can joint hypermobility syndrome cause referred pain? If so, what is the best way to help with the pain?
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
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
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
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
Are people with joint hypermobility syndrome more succeptible to suffering from a recurrent pelvic subluxation/tilt?
Sounds like U should: C an orthopedic surgeon if U R having trouble. This diagnosis sounds like a Chiropractic one ...Read more
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
Can joint hypermobility syndrome cause referred pain? Ex shoulder to collar bone or ankle or knee to shin bone?
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
Diagnosed w spontaneous subluxation of sc joint (worse when I sleep on that side). Have hypermobility syndrome. 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 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
I think I may have hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints etc, PT Suggested this. IBS like symptoms major, link to IBD possibly?
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
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
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
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
Loosey Goosey.: Described as a condition where joints are able to move loosely beyond their normal range of motion. ...Read more
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
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