Hypermobility syndrome is a condition of joints with greater flexibility. The joint is loose and can move beyond its normal range of motion giving an awkward appearance. It is caused due to hereditary problems.
Your joints may be incredibly flexible like your thumb can touch your forearm, or you can bend your knees backward. This type of hypermobility of joints are concerning and can be controlled its movement, though It is achieved by practicing gymnasium and yoga. However, It does not cause pain and instability.
There are a severe form of hypermobility syndrome caused due to connective tissues abnormalities in which the joints become highly mobile, muscles and ligaments lose its strength and ability to hold the joints in position, resulting in joint instability. Following are signs and symptoms:
- You may have joint pain
- You may feel muscle warmth
- notice excessive movements in your joints.
- The weakness of joints and instability
- You may feel your joints cracking
- It may lead to joint dislocation and subluxation
- Risk of secondary complications
- Relaxation exercises: having to move with hypermobility and pain in the joints only worsen your condition. Relaxation exercises may help comfort and soothe painful joints and the muscles around it.
- Strengthening exercises: the stretchy muscles that hold the joints may gradually lose their elasticity and performance. Strengthening exercises help build and maintain their function.
- Motor control exercises: motor control exercises help activate muscles to prevent the joint to be overly flexible. It helps retain the joints within its range of motion during movements.
- Use of braces: your physiotherapist may help you choose appropriate braces for your condition. Braces may help support and protect your joints and muscles. It helps restore bony alignment and prevent disabilities.
- Education: your physiotherapist may educate you about the consequences of hypermobile joints and how it can affect your activities. Accordingly, it may help deal with it through activity modification and counseling.
Hypermobility of joint may seem like a unique ability of the joints, but it may result in various complications posing challenges to your life. Physiotherapy is a suitable treatment for hypermobility.