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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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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Joint Hypermobility (Definition)

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 ...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

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What are the symptoms of joint hypermobility?

What are the symptoms of joint hypermobility?

Hypermobility: Increased motion of a joint that can lead to pain, giving way, and swelling. ...Read more

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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

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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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Can driving a car affect my joint hypermobility?

No: Not exactly sure what you're asking, but I am inclined to say no. The mere act of driving would not worsen the condition and should not typically exacerbate symptoms. Unless there is exceedingly prolonged positioning in the car which theoretically could lead to some pain in general. Although I would expect that in anyone, not just those with hypermobility. ...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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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