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Hip pain in a 15 year old who has joint hypermobility, what can be done?

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Dr. Bradford Landry
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Rheum and PMR

Hypermobility is usually best treated by an exercise program focusing on improving proprioception, dynamic control of joint movement, and aerobic capacity.
There is a very limited role for surgery in most typical cases of hypermobility, especially in adults. A Rheumatologist would be helpful to rule out more worrisome causes of hypermobility and a PM&R doc could assist with symptom management.

In brief: Rheum and PMR

Hypermobility is usually best treated by an exercise program focusing on improving proprioception, dynamic control of joint movement, and aerobic capacity.
There is a very limited role for surgery in most typical cases of hypermobility, especially in adults. A Rheumatologist would be helpful to rule out more worrisome causes of hypermobility and a PM&R doc could assist with symptom management.
Dr. Bradford Landry
Dr. Bradford Landry
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Dr. Howard Feinberg
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Exercise

Joint problems are common in hyper mobility because the joints are moving further than they should and experience increased stress/wear and tear. If the joint is severely damaged surgery may be the only option.
If the joint is still in good shape physical therapy exercise is the best defense against future problems and long term control.

In brief: Exercise

Joint problems are common in hyper mobility because the joints are moving further than they should and experience increased stress/wear and tear. If the joint is severely damaged surgery may be the only option.
If the joint is still in good shape physical therapy exercise is the best defense against future problems and long term control.
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Dr. Howard Feinberg
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