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Treating hypermobility – looking at ways that massage can help

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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.

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What Does Hypermobility Mean?

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Hypermobility

Hypermobility- something that occurs when one (or more) joints stretch beyond their normal range.

Many people with hypermobile joints don’t have any problems and often require no treatment. Some, for example, ballet dancers and gymnasts, may benefit from this increased flexibility.

Hypermobility syndrome, also known as joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS), describes a syndrome where multiple joints can easily stretch beyond their normal range. It tends to be accompanied by a range of different symptoms.

These include pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles, clicking joints and joints that dislocate easily. It can also lead to  fatigue, recurrent injuries such as sprains; Digestive problems, such as constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Dizziness and fainting; Thin or stretchy skin.

 

 

Hypermobility

Hypermobility

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