What is hypermobility?

The term ‘hypermobile’ simply means that your joints are more bendy than usual. Being hypermobile is not necessarily a medical condition and it may even be an advantage to certain people (dancers, musicians and athletes).

However, if the hypermobility in your joints starts to give you other symptoms such as pain, you may have joint hypermobility syndrome.

What causes Joint Hypermobility Syndrome?

What are the symptoms of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome?

The hypermobility spectrum is large and whilst some people have pain but still manage this with physiotherapy or medication, others may struggle because they have a Heritable Disorder of Connective Tissue (HDCT). These are more serious conditions and include things like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome, Osteogenesis Imperfecta and Stickler syndrome.

For more information go to https://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information/conditions/joint-hypermobility.aspx

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