Marfanoid Hypermobility syndrome is a genetic condition that affects the connective tissue in the body. In many ways, it resembles the more common Marfan syndrome. However, while Marfan syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that can cause serious health problems and even death, marfanoid Hypermobility syndrome is much less severe—it's estimated that fewer than 1% of people with Marfan syndrome actually have this condition.
1. The most common symptoms include joint pain, loose joints, and stretchy skin (like bungee jumping). If you have marfanoid Hypermobility syndrome, your joints may be very flexible and stretchy; if you're really lucky, your fingers may touch your thumb.
2. People with MHS are more flexible than average, which can make them seem like they're "double-jointed." They often have long arms, legs, fingers, and toes, as well as flat feet. Some people also have Scoliosis (curved spine), pectus excavatum (sunken chest), high blood pressure, and heart murmurs.
3. The most common cause of death in adults with MHS is aortic dissection—a tear in the wall of the main artery leading from your heart to your body. This tear can cause blood clots to form inside the artery or break off and travel through your bloodstream until they block another artery in your heart, brain, or lungs.
4. The most common signs and symptoms of marfanoid Hypermobility syndrome include joint pain, particularly in your knees and elbows, inability to fully straighten your fingers, toes, or neck, and a big toe that points inward or upward (called "pes planus") and flat feet.
Joint Pain that affects your hands, feet, knees, elbows, wrists, shoulders or hips,Muscle Pain that affects your legs or back,Dislocation of joints like the knee or shoulder
Loose joints that are easily stretched out beyond their normal range of motion,Ligaments in the knees and ankles being stretched out beyond their normal range of motion,Tight hamstrings,Tight muscles in general (which makes it hard to stretch out),Scoliosis or curvature of the spine (a sideways S shape)
Anti-inflammatory Medication: Ibuprofen (Advil), Naproxen (Aleve),Muscle Relaxants: Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril),Antidepressants: Tricyclic antidepressants,Antipsychotics: Aripiprazole (Abilify)