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-joints R able 2 B extended beyond normal, as well as having medial & laters looseness compared 2 norman. This I have seen in Marfan's , but also 4 some reason is more common in natural blonde females. Theses people R more prone 2 injury in contact sports than those without looseness. Nothing can B done 4 this, but none functional neoprene ...Read more
My rheumatologist said I have loose joints what causes that and does it make me more susceptible too certain things?
Usually not: Common double-jointedness is unrelated to heart disease, but some folks with extreme ehlers-danlos (type iv) can expect vessels to rupture when they are young adults, and marfan syndrome people are risk of the aorta tearing. This is probably what you've heard about. Talk with your physician and perhaps someone expert on genetic disease. Glad you're pro-active; good luck. ...Read more
Do loose joints always require surgery? what causes loose joints and what are some treatment options to strengthen it back
Loose joints R due 2: lax ligaments. It usually a form of milder Marfan's. Nothing can B done to tighten the ligaments. I am aware of a girl who had grade I Marfan's & had an ACL reconstruction using her hamstring tendons. It failed because her own diseased tissue was used & it stretched out. Had it redone with cadaver bone-tendon-bone grafting using patellar tendon and not being diseased, did well. ...Read more
How can I increase shoulder/back strength to lessen clicking from loose joints in shoulders? Some movements are restricted.
Scapular & cuff work: In order for a shoulder to work well, the scapula (aka shoulder blade) needs to be stable, since it is the base for all shoulder movements. Do exercises that pinch the shoulder blade together in multiple planes. Or better yet, google "scapular stabilizing exercises". Add in rotator cuff strengthening, and you will be doing very well. Focus on low weights and "feel' the muscles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My physiotherapist says I have loose joints in my back which causes back pain what can I do about this i'm continuing physiology and chiropractor?
Loose joints: Is a relative term and not real specific. In general my recommendation to help with a deconditioned back would be a core exercise program. You can typically find a good program through a physical therapist, yoga instructor, trainer. Combine this with walking working up to three times a day will significantly alleviate back pains. ...Read more