Hypermobility of a joint is when it can move beyond its normal range of motion. While hypermobility can have a genetic component, it can also arise from overtraining in activities that require a high demand for repetitive flexibility. Hypermobility, especially chronic, stretches ligaments, tendons, and joint capsules beyond their natural limit leading to loss of motor control of the joint. This over demand can generate a variety of injuries, due to the denaturing of healthy joint integrity.
While not everyone with hypermobility has pain, many people experience severe life-impacting pain and physical limitations due to this condition. Hypermobility has many different origins and presentations and should always be evaluated by a medical professional.
Pain | Instability |Numbness/Tingling
Radiation | Dull/Achy | Popping/Clicking | Muscle fatigue | Muscle spasm | Skin laxity |Digestive problems | Excessive range of motion
CONDITIONS WE TREAT:
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS)
Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI)
Hypermobility has many origins and presentations and can affect a patient in many different ways. The region of pain might not be the region that is causing your current issue. Our team of doctors evaluates each patient through a detailed history and comprehensive physical exam that includes a series of dynamic and static tests, stress tests, stability tests, GAIT analysis, and examination of the lower or upper extremity movement patterns that trigger your symptoms. This thorough examination will allow us to identify what is causing your pain or dysfunction and begin working on an individualized treatment plan with corrective exercises that fits your exact needs.