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How are people double-jointed?

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Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: NO SUCH THING

This term is inaccurate.
More accurate to say that someone is "hypermobile"...I.E....Very flexible causing the joint to move beyond its normal range of motion, which may be an inherited thing from a family member. A connective tissue disorder known as ehlers-danlos syndrome, may also cause hypermobility. If there is a problem with chronic joint pain/dislocated joints, see your family dr.

In brief: NO SUCH THING

This term is inaccurate.
More accurate to say that someone is "hypermobile"...I.E....Very flexible causing the joint to move beyond its normal range of motion, which may be an inherited thing from a family member. A connective tissue disorder known as ehlers-danlos syndrome, may also cause hypermobility. If there is a problem with chronic joint pain/dislocated joints, see your family dr.
Dr. Mark Shirley
Dr. Mark Shirley
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: They do not have a

Double joint but are just more flexible which can be for a variety of reasons including some syndromes or just related to their genetic makeup or related to activities like gymnastic, dance or yoga done regularly.

In brief: They do not have a

Double joint but are just more flexible which can be for a variety of reasons including some syndromes or just related to their genetic makeup or related to activities like gymnastic, dance or yoga done regularly.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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