What is Hypermobility
Treating hypermobility is a life-long quest for many sufferers. But what is it?
It describes a situation where one (or more) joints stretch beyond their normal range.
Thankfully, many people with hypermobile joints don’t have problems. And often, they don’t require treatment. In fact, some ballet dancers and gymnasts may benefit from increased flexibility.
However, others are not so lucky. Hypermobility syndrome is often accompanied by a range of different symptoms.
These include pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles. They may also include joints that click or dislocate easily.
Fatigue and recurrent injuries such as sprains can be a problem. Not to mention, digestive problems, such as constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Other issues can include dizziness and fainting. And sometimes thin or stretchy skin.