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What is joint hypermobility and is physiotherapy a good treatment option?
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Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Leland
Dr. Robert Leland
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Dr. Bradford Landry
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: Poorly understood dx
JHS is symptomatic hypermobility.
Many individuals who have hypermobility never have pain or require any treatment. When hypermobility is found associated with pain, or a few other criteria (see Brighton criteria) it is termed JHS. It is presumed to be caused by a defect in collagen but rarely have collagen related genes been implicated (TNXB gene).

In brief: Poorly understood dx
JHS is symptomatic hypermobility.
Many individuals who have hypermobility never have pain or require any treatment. When hypermobility is found associated with pain, or a few other criteria (see Brighton criteria) it is termed JHS. It is presumed to be caused by a defect in collagen but rarely have collagen related genes been implicated (TNXB gene).
Dr. Bradford Landry
Dr. Bradford Landry
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