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How can I treat loose joints without surgery?

How can I treat loose joints without surgery?

Exercise!: Avopid concussive exercise, but exercise opposing muscle groups around an unstable joint with resistance sporting activities to avoid early wear and tear arthritis. For cardio and hypermobility, cycyling is much better than running. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Joint Looseness (Definition)

-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


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Ive got loose joints are there any exercises to tighten em up or anything else i skate too?

Ive got loose joints are there any exercises to tighten em up or anything else i skate too?

Weight Training: Will help strengthen ligaments. Also you might want to consider prolotherapy to help with strengthening ligaments as well. ...Read more

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Can loose joints affect the heart or vice versa?

Can loose joints affect the heart or vice versa?

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

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Do loose joints always require surgery? what causes loose joints and what are some treatment options to strengthen it back

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

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How can I increase shoulder/back strength to lessen clicking from loose joints in shoulders? Some movements are restricted.

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 more

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Just orthopedic or rheumatologist answer some hypermobile joints from ballet, gymnastics. Can these loose joints make the normal joints loose?

Loose joints: Indirectly, you are putting additional stresses on muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints above a loose joint. If well-trained, you can accommodate for these weaknesses. ...Read more

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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?

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

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