I am NO EXPERT on the syndrome and how the different hypermobility based diseases connect with one another. I literally know what effects me and the common issues that ioccur. Hypermobility is separated in other conditions: Joint Hypermobility, EDS Hypermobility, Marfan Syndrome, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. That is all I really know.
Symptoms of Joint Hypermobility:
1. Dislocation/Sublaxation of Joints
2. Stretchy Ligaments and other tissues
3. Fatigue - even after a good nights sleep
4. Acute pain after injury
5. Recurrent Sprains/ligament injuries
8. Stretchy skin
9. Easy Bruising
If you click on the underlined title, you will be taken to a website that focuses on everything hypermobility based, so take a look!
In order to see if a patient has Hypermobility, there is a small test that a consultant or doctor carries out. If I can remember rightly, there are 9 different movements that the patient has to make: touch on your toes without bending your knees, how far back your legs and arms go and if your thumbs can touch your wrist. These are only some examples of the test - I'm pretty sure I got 8 out of 9 which mean't I had a lot of the symptoms of the JHS.
Anyways, if you have any questions you would like me to answer about my experience with Hypermobility, or the problems that I have endured, I will be more than happy to answer them! That way I can reassure some of you guys that it isn't all bad, and something can usually be done about your problems. It just takes a while to find someone who actually knows what you are talking about.
Feel free to write a question in the comment section below - I don't actually know if you can write 'ANONYMOUS' as your name, but give it a go. Or you can get in touch with me via email or twitter. Take care lovelies,