"Loose joints" has been used to describe hypermobile joints, and people with hypermobile joints have been referred to as "double jointed." Joint hypermobility refers to a joint's capacity to move beyond its typical range of motion. This is fairly prevalent in children (10% – 15%) and normally declines with age. However, in some cases, it may be possible for adults to become more flexible as they age.
Joint hypermobility can cause problems for people who engage in physical activities that require the joint to function within its normal range of motion. For example, someone with hypermobile joints may have an increased risk of injury when playing sports such as basketball or soccer. They may also have an increased risk of injuries from falls because their legs are not held close together when walking or running.
There is no cure for joint hypermobility. But there are things you can do to manage the symptoms and prevent further damage. For example, people who have joint hypermobility may want to consider taking up a sport like tennis, where close proximity to other people is required.
In conclusion, kids will always have a degree of joint mobility. However, if they start experiencing frequent injuries, then this should be a concern. It is important to know the anatomy and physiology of joints, along with how we use them every day. This will help us understand why certain movements are harmful for certain people.
Joint hypermobility syndrome is a genetic disorder that cannot be avoided. The joints are usually lax and elastic because the ligaments that should strengthen and support them are weak. The weakening is caused by the fact that the collagen that strengthens the ligaments differs from that of other persons. This difference causes problems when trying to keep the joints stable while moving through space.
The problem with unstable joints is that they can be easily injured. When a person with joint hypermobility moves in an unbalanced way, for example by jumping or falling, the risk of injury is high. Such injuries may not seem serious if no bones are broken, but even minor injuries can lead to pain, disability, and decreased quality of life. In severe cases, joint hypermobility can be associated with chronic pain, deformities, and disability.
The best treatment for joint hypermobility is prevention of injury. If you have this condition, make sure to avoid movements that are beyond your limits. For example, people who are prone to hyperextension of the neck should never lift anything over their head without help from another person.
In more extreme cases, surgery may be required to correct severe deformities or injuries. Orthopedic surgeons often perform procedures called "joint stabilizations" to prevent further damage to unstable joints.
Joint hypermobility occurs when the joints are more flexible than usual (often referred to as "double-jointed"), and this is associated with joint and muscular discomfort that is generally related to activity. It is most commonly observed in children and adolescents, but it can sometimes continue into maturity.
Generally, joint hypermobility does not cause any problems until some form of stress is applied to the body, for example during movement or exercise. When this happens, people with hypermobile joints are at increased risk of developing osteoarthritis. As they get older, their risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), and fibromyalgia may also increase.
In general, there is no reason for a child to stop growing due to joint hypermobility. However, if a person with hypermobile joints continues to suffer from pain during movement or exercise, this should be taken as a sign that something is wrong. In addition, if you are concerned about how your child's joints are developing, it is best to consult with a doctor.
Hypermobility is defined as having an abnormally large range of motion in several joints for one's age. It is particularly frequent in youngsters, having been documented in 25 to 50% of those under the age of ten. The term "juvenile hypermobility" is used when referring to this condition.
Joints are normally covered by bone which protects them from excessive movement and provides weight-bearing surfaces for walking. However, in individuals with juvenile hypermobility, the joint capsules are not thick enough to provide this protection. As a result, repeated trauma to these joints can lead to arthritis later in life.
The most commonly affected joints are the knees and shoulders. Young people with hypermobility may experience recurrent knee injuries due to their joints' lack of protective coverings. These individuals also have a higher risk of developing osteoarthritis in later years.
Children with juvenile hypermobility should be advised about the risks of developing arthritis and encouraged to perform regular exercises to maintain joint mobility. Physicians may prescribe pain medications or orthotics (devices used to correct foot problems) if appropriate.
Hypermobility in children can be diagnosed by looking at your child's medical history and conducting a physical examination. Your pediatrician should be aware of any previous injuries to the child's hips or knees.
Joint hypermobility syndrome occurs when your joints are too flexible and cause you discomfort (you may think of yourself as being double-jointed). It mainly affects children and young people and frequently improves with age. However, in some cases, it can become more severe as you get older.
People with joint hypermobility have increased risk of developing arthritis later in life. Around half of all adults with the condition will develop arthritis at some point. The most common areas of pain are the large weight-bearing joints such as the hips and knees. However, any part of your body can be affected. Arthritis associated with joint hypermobility tends to be more severe and spread more quickly than typical forms of arthritis.
Joint hypermobility is present in several different conditions called connective tissue disorders. These include:
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