What are the symptoms of hypermobility syndrome?

Loose Joints. Sometimes referred to as "loose joints, " and those affected are referred to as being "double jointed." often joint hypermobility causes no symptoms and requires no treatment. When present symptoms of the joint hypermobility include pain and instability in the hypermobile joints such as the: knees, fingers, hips, and elbows. Treatments are customized for each individual based on symptoms.

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Is fatigue one of the common symptoms of hypermobility syndrome?

No. Common symptoms include subluxation or dislocation of shoulders and patella. Generalized fatigue is not a part of this syndrome. If this persists you should see your primary care doctor to look into your fatigue.

Is fatigue a symptom of or commonly associated with hypermobility syndrome?

Yes people with. Joint hypermobility syndrome may experience many difficulties for example their joints may be easily injured be more prone to complete dislocation due to the weakly stabilized joint and they may develop problems from muscle fatigue as muscles must work harder to compensate for the excessive weakness in the ligaments that support the joints hypermobility syndrome can also lead to chronic pain.
Yes. Fatigue is not a specific diagnostic criteria of JHS but many patients complain of this. I believe that much of this is a result of deconditioning due to inactivity, since hypermobility in and of itself should have no effect on fatigue. Unfortunately many patients avoid certain physical activity when in most cases they should be engaged in an appropriate physical therapy and home program.

I think I may have hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints etc, PT Suggested this. IBS like symptoms major, link to IBD possibly?

IBS and IBD are 2. different disorders. IBD is an inflammatory disease o intestine and can be serious and needs definitive treatment. IBS is functional disease of intestines. May be constipation prone or diarrhea prone but no joint problems. More common in women. Not life threatining.
More likely a form - -of Marfan's.hyper-mobility could be sign of this. There are many different levels of Marfan's, so best to be seen by your PCP for a start.

What can help hypermobility syndrome?

Many options. Hypermobility syndromes treatments include physical therapy, prolotherapy, and platelet rich plasma (prp) therapy. The goal of these treatments are to restrict the range of motion across a hypermobile joint. Prolotherapy and prp are injections that can be done typically by a sports medicine or pain specialist that is trained in the procedure. Stem cell prp therapy is the latest that can help.

How common is hypermobility syndrome?

Depends. The genetic type of hyper-mobility syndrome is rare. Sometimes post traumatic hyper-mobility is the result if ligament and joint injury, and can be treated by injection, therapy, splinting, and the newest laser therapies. People with weakness (like old polio or diabetes) can traumatize a joint by the way they walk, making the hyper-mobility progressive.

Could hypermobility syndrome be cured?

No. No it can not be cured, however they are things that can be done to help with it.

What exactly is hypermobility syndrome?

Hyperflexible joints. Sometimes referred to as "loose joints, " and those affected are referred to as being "double jointed." often joint hypermobility causes no symptoms and requires no treatment. When present symptoms of the joint hypermobility include pain and instability in the hypermobile joints such as the: knees, fingers, hips, and elbows. Treatments are customized for each individual based on symptoms.
Hypermobility. Hypermobility can occur with various rheumatological conditions. A good evaluation by a rheumatologist will give you your options for treatment.

Can you pass on hypermobility syndrome?

Yes. There are several genetically inherited forms of hypermobility in joints such as ehler's danlos or marfan's. It would be important to find out if you have an identifiable genetic defect or if this is simply a trait.
Possibly. Not always. There has been no gene identified for Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. It's thought that perhaps in ~5% of Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility Type patients, the TNXB gene which codes for an extracellular matrix protein called tenascin-X, is the inherited culprit. Clinically however, there tends to be a much more prevalent relationship between presenting symptoms and family history.