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Is it bad to have a loose joint?

Is it bad to have a loose joint?

Can be: You need good muscle tone to help protect your joints since they are more flexible and thus more vulnerable to over extension or flexion. ...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


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What does flexing a joint mean exactly?

What does flexing a joint mean exactly?

See below: All joints have different types of movement. For instance, the elbow has only the ability to flex and extend. To flex the elbow, you bring the hand close to the shoulder. To extend the elbow, you straighten it out again. Flexing the hip brings the knee close to the belly, extending the hip straightens the leg out. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have boggy joints?

What does it mean to have boggy joints?

RA: The joint feels a little swollen and "mushy" compared to normal. http://www.webmd.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/guide/preventing-joint-damage-rheumatoid-arthritis. ...Read more

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I have problems with my joints from ipad?

I have problems with my joints from ipad?

Tendonitis: Most fingers get tendonitis doing a lot of work that is unusual for them. Baseball players use spring training to get in shape to prevent this problem. Micky mantle told me this personally in 1976. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your double jointed?

What does it mean if your double jointed?

Loose ligaments: Being double jointed means that your ligaments allow more motion than other people's, i.e. That they are a little lax. Hypermobile is a term that physicians use to describe the situation where a patient's ligaments and soft tissue allow more motion of the joint than is typical. Often times, people without a medical background use the term double jointed to describe the same situation. ...Read more

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How can someone tell if you're double jointed?

How can someone tell if you're double jointed?

No such thing: There is no such thing as being double jointed. This is a term that is commonly used for people who have increased flexibility and "loose joints". ...Read more

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Is there a cure other than joint replacements?

Is there a cure other than joint replacements?

Alt treatments: There are alternatives to joint replacement. Most joints can be improved with an arthroscopy, which is a camera and an instrument placed through very small incisions on the skin. They can be used to clean out the joint and help repair damaged cartilage, which can help improve the pain. In some joints, fusion (where 2 bones become 1) is a valid option, including the ankle and big toe joints. ...Read more

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What does it mean if someone if double jointed?

Elastin: You are double jointed because you have too much elastin in the ligaments that control the extremes of motion of your joints. This allows for too much potential motion and therefor injury. ...Read more

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Is it really possible to be born double jointed?

Yes: Hypermobile is a term that physicians use to describe the situation where a patient's ligaments and soft tissue allow more motion of the joint than is typical. This increased laxity of the joint's soft tissue has almost certainly been present since birth although the patient may have just noticed it. ...Read more