Hypermobility

Common Name(s)

Hypermobility

Hypermobility is a condition in which joints can easily move beyond the normal range for that particular joint. It is most common in women and children but can be seen in both genders and all ages. It is most commonly seen in the elbows, wrist, fingers, and knees. Ligaments are thick bands of tissue that help keep the joints from moving too much, but in people with hypermobile joints, this band is loose or weak. Individuals with hypermobile joints are sometimes called "double jointed". Hypermobility can cause pain in the joints, as well as arthritis. These joints may also sprain or dislocate more easily. Extra care may be needed to protect an affected person's joints. Hypermobility tends to run in families suggesting a genetic basis. This condition is diagnosed by a physical examination of the affected joints, and often requires no treatment. If treatment is needed, it will depend on the patient’s specific case. When there are no other symptoms or medical problems in a person with hypermobile joints, it is called benign hypermobility. Hypermobility however is a common feature of some rare genetic disorders. If you or someone you knows has hypermobility along with other health concerns a doctor should be consulted. (see also: Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome as well as other conditions associated with hypermobility).

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Hypermobility" for support, advocacy or research.

Ehlers-Danlos Support UK

EDS UK was set up in 1987 to support, advise and inform those living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. We aim to help them live a full, active and positive life. Over 25 years later, we remain the only UK based charity that exclusively represents and supports people with all types of EDS. We run regular events and conferences to bring our community together, and produce literature and merchandise to increase understanding and improve management of the condition. We have over 30 support groups around the country to provide our members with a local peer support network and we hope to expand this

Last Updated: 17 Aug 2015

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Following organizations serve the condition "Hypermobility" for support, advocacy or research.

Ehlers-Danlos Support UK

EDS UK was set up in 1987 to support, advise and inform those living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. We aim to help them live a full, active and positive life. Over 25 years later, we remain the only UK based charity that exclusively represents and supports people with all types of EDS. We run regular events and conferences to bring our community together, and produce literature and merchandise to increase understanding and improve management of the condition. We have over 30 support groups around the country to provide our members with a local peer support network and we hope to expand this

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Last Updated: 17 Aug 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Hypermobility" returned 106 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Orthostatic Intolerance and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type: Neurovegetative Dysregulation or Autonomic Failure?
 

Author(s): Claudia Celletti, Filippo Camerota, Marco Castori, Federica Censi, Laura Gioffrè, Giovanni Calcagnini, Stefano Strano

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2017 ;2017():9161865.

 

Background. Joint hypermobility syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobility type (JHS/EDS-HT), is a hereditary connective tissue disorder mainly characterized by generalized joint hypermobility, skin texture abnormalities, and visceral and vascular dysfunctions, also comprising ...

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2017

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The Influence of the "Straighten Your Back" Command on the Sagittal Spinal Curvatures in Children with Generalized Joint Hypermobility.
 

Author(s): Dariusz Czaprowski, Paulina Pawłowska, Aleksandra Kolwicz-Gańko, Dominik Sitarski, Agnieszka Kędra

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2017 ;2017():9724021.

 

Objectives. The aim of the study was to assess the change of sagittal spinal curvatures in children with generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) instructed with "straighten your back" command (SYB). Methods. The study included 56 children with GJH. The control group consisted of 193 ...

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2017

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Influence of generalized joint hypermobility on temporomandibular joint and dental occlusion: a cross-sectional study.
 

Author(s): Lais Chiodelli, Andrielle de Bitencourt Pacheco, Taiane Secretti Missau, Ana Maria Toniolo da Silva, Eliane Castilhos Rodrigues Corrêa

Journal: Codas. ;28(5):551-557.

 

To evaluate the dental occlusion and temporomandibular joint in women with and without generalized joint hypermobility.

Last Updated: 16 Nov 2016

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The terms "Hypermobility" returned 14 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

When flexibility is not necessarily a virtue: a review of hypermobility syndromes and chronic or recurrent musculoskeletal pain in children.
 

Author(s): Marco Cattalini, Raju Khubchandani, Rolando Cimaz

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Chronic or recurrent musculoskeletal pain is a common complaint in children. Among the most common causes for this problem are different conditions associated with hypermobility. Pediatricians and allied professionals should be well aware of the characteristics of the different syndromes ...

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2015

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Hypermobility syndromes from the clinician's perspective: an overview.
 

Author(s): J W Jacobs, José António da Silva

Journal: Acta Reumatol Port. ;39(2):124-36.

 

Symptomatic generalized hypermobility is a frequent occurring condition among patients referred to the rheumatologist or other medical specialist. In a subset of patients, a further classifying diagnosis of a specific syndrome can (and should) be made, based on pattern recognition ...

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2014

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Hallux valgus and hypermobility of the first ray: facts and fiction.
 

Author(s): Jesse F Doty, Michael J Coughlin

Journal: Int Orthop. 2013 Sep;37(9):1655-60.

 

The aetiology of hallux valgus with regard to stability of the first metatarsocuneiform joint has historically been subject to much debate. Associations between the magnitude of the intermetatarsal angle and the hallux valgus angle have previously been established. Metatarsocuneiform ...

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2013

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Wearing a Compression Garment for Patients With Hypermobility Type of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type

 

Last Updated: 8 Jul 2014

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The Comorbidity of Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome and Functional Constipation in Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Benign Hypermobility Syndrome; Functional Constipation

 

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2017

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Investigation of Hypermobility, Biomarkers, and Pain Generators in Chronic Pain Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Low Back Pain, Mechanical; Spinal Stenosis; Nerve Root Disorder; Radiculopathy, Cervical; Benign Hypermobility Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 3 May 2016

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