I've had knee pain for years and also herniated two discs in the last 10 years - is there a connection between hypermobility and arthritis? Hypermobility means your joints are more flexible than other people's (you may think of yourself as being double jointed). When this causes pain, it might be joint. Benign joint hypermobility syndrome (BJHS) is a connective tissue disorder with hypermobility in which musculoskeletal symptoms occur in the absence of.


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Is there any connection between hypermobility in joints and arthritis? | Arthritis Research UK

If a shallow rather than hypermobility of joints deep socket is inherited, a relatively large range of movement will be possible. If the socket is particularly shallow, then the joint may dislocate easily.

Protein deficiency or hormone problems—Ligaments are made up of several types of protein fibre. These proteins include elastinwhich gives elasticity and which may be altered in some people.

Female sex hormones alter collagen proteins. Women are generally more supple just before a period and even more so in the latter stages of pregnancy, because of a hormone called relaxin that allows the pelvis to expand so the hypermobility of joints of the baby can pass.

Joint mobility differs by race, which may reflect differences in collagen protein structure.

People from the Indian sub-continent, for hypermobility of joints, often have more supple hands than Caucasians. Special techniques can change muscle tone and increase flexibility. Yogafor example, can help to relax muscles and make the joints more supple.


However, please note that Yoga is not recommended by most medical professionals for people with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, due to the likelihood of damage to the joints. Gymnasts and athletes can hypermobility of joints acquire hypermobility in some joints through activity.

Hypermobile Joints

hypermobility of joints Joint hypermobility is a common symptom for both. EDS has numerous sub-types; most include hypermobility in some degree. Commonly, hypermobility is dismissed by medical professionals as nonsignificant.

Experts in connective tissue disorders formally agreed that severe forms of Hypermobility Syndrome and mild forms of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type are the same disorder.

I'm 43 and I've suffered knee pain for years and have also herniated two discs in the last 10 years. Hypermobility of joints seems to be a lot of problems for someone my age.


Saying that, I did get knocked down by a car in and hypermobility of joints told I would get arthritis early on. They strengthen the joint and limit its movement in certain directions. If the structure of your collagen is altered, it may not be as strong, and the tissues that contain collagen will be fragile.

This can lead to weakened or easily stretched ligaments.

Joint hypermobility syndrome - NHS

Changes in the structure of hypermobility of joints collagen are likely to be caused by changes to your genes. Genes are units of genetic material that you inherit from your parents.

Shape of the bone ends A joint is the junction between two bones. The shape of the bones determines how far you can move your limbs. For example, your limbs will be more flexible if the socket that the bone moves around in, such as the shoulder or hip socket, is shallow.

Sense of hypermobility of joints movement You should be able to sense the position and movement of your joints.

For example, even with your eyes shut, you should know whether your arm is bent or straight. The medical term for this sense is "proprioception".


These are often inherited conditions, which parents pass to their children. Some conditions that can cause joint hypermobility are described hypermobility of joints. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome Ehlers-Danlos syndrome EDS is the name for a group of uncommon conditions that affect connective tissues.

There are four main types of EDS, most of which can affect the joints in some way.

This is the most common type of EDS and is estimated to affect around one in every to people.

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