What they didn’t tell me about Hypermobility

Misadventures of Donau

Before getting too deep, let me mention that Hypermobility is not necessarily uncommon, but those who suffer from pain brought on by the condition are very few and far between.

So what IS Hypermobility? Technically speaking,
Hypermobility syndrome is a condition where joints easily move beyond the normal range expected for a particular joint. Basically what people tend to call “double jointed”. For those who experience more than the flexibility, symptoms of the joint hypermobility syndrome include pain in the knees, fingers, hips, and elbows. However, often joint hypermobility causes no symptoms and requires no treatment. When treatment is necessary, treatments are customized for each individual based on their particular needs.

Ok, cool, so now we have a general idea of what it’s all about. Seems fairly simple, right? But what about the things no one really tells you?

Medically

1) Joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) is a common condition which…

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About Hypermobility Syndrome India/Viv

I an an Indian woman with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type (EDS-HT), also known as joint hypermobility syndrome. Although I have "suffered" from this disease all my life, I was diagnosed at 38 years, 2 years after my child was born. My work mainly involves being a mom to my beautiful and compassionate child. I also write and work from home in the field of science. I aim to raise awareness about EDS-HT, chronic pain, invisible illnesses, mental illnesses and invisible disabilities through my blogs. Viv (Latin root, meaning Life/ Alive) is my blogging pseudonym and alludes to my continued endeavor to rediscover my life and its meaning.
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