Hypermobility syndrome is a group of hereditary connective tissue disorders that causes skin hyperelasticity, hypermobility of joints, atrophic scarring, and fragility of blood vessels.
People with hypermobile joints don’t have other symptoms, so they don’t need treatment for their condition.
However, you should see a doctor if you have pain in the loose joint during or after movement, sudden changes in the appearance of the joint, changes in mobility, specifically in the joints, and changes in the functioning of your arms and legs.
Treatment or management
1. Hypermobility syndrome is asymptomatic as the joints can extend and are flexible. Hypermobility reduces with age due to age-related gradual loss of flexibility of joints.
2. Commonly, patients do not require treatment. However, the symptoms or manifestations due to the injuries may need attention.
3. Robust patient counseling regarding limiting at-risk activities like contact sports or weightlifting is a preventive measure.
4. Physical therapists may guide patterns of exercises and movements of everyday activities, which may help to reduce the risks of injury and may ease pain and sprains.
5. Painkillers and non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs may help with pain and inflammation.
6. Affected persons should be encouraged to go for genetic counseling to prevent the inheritance of the disease to their children.
Pain in the knees, fingers, hips, and elbows,There is a higher incidence of joint dislocation and sprains of involved joints,The ability to place the palms of the hands on the floor with the knees fully extended,Hyperextension of the knee or elbow beyond 10 degrees,The ability to touch the thumb to the forearm
Defective collagen synthesis,Skin hyperelasticity,Hypermobility of joints,Atrophic scarring,Fragile blood vessels
Painkillers and non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs