The joints of many people are incredibly flexible, giving them a wider range of
motion than the rest of us. Indeed, extraordinary flexibility and fluidity of
movement are frequently cited as reasons why dancers, gymnasts, and
sportsmen are so skilled.
Hypermobility, however, causes a variety of problems for the majority of
people. Although this ailment can affect any part of the body, difficulties most
frequently affect the feet because they have the most joints overall.
How Does Hypermobility Occur?
The musculoskeletal system is impacted by joint hypermobility. It happens
when the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that make up the connective
tissues are not as tight as they should be. These tissues give our joints
support and enable proper movement—neither too much nor too little—for
In essence, loose connective tissue is excessively floppy. Joints are subjected
to excessive pressure, which changes the way they move normally. Strain,
discomfort, and harm follow.
What Leads to Hypermobility?
The basic building block of connective tissue, collagen, is the most frequent
cause. Collagen's protein structure differs from the norm in hypermobile
humans, increasing tissue elasticity. Because of the genetic mutations that
result in this modification, the illness frequently runs in families.
Insufficient muscle tone and certain diseases, such as Ehlers-Danlos
Syndromes, can also contribute to hypermobility. These inherited tissue
abnormalities are a group that are generally fairly uncommon.
What Signs Are There?
The typical signs include:
● discomfort and/or stiffness in the joints and muscles
● Muscle exhaustion - drained and sore limbs
● High rate of injury, including sprains, strains, and dislocations
● Poor balance and coordination lead to tripping and falls.
● Generally awkward movements
Who Experiences Hypermobility the Most?
Although adolescents and occasionally younger adults in their late teens and
early twenties are also affected, children under the age of 10 are the group
with the ailment at the highest prevalence. As people age, many times the
symptoms become better or even go away completely, but sometimes the
issues can still exist.
How can joint hypermobility be treated by your podiatrist?
This problem can't be fully treated because it is genetic in nature, but
fortunately there are various strategies to control and improve the issue.
Common trouble spots include the knees, ankles, and feet, and your podiatrist
can offer assistance here.
Also, with hypermobility, it is necessary to wear
footwear that absorbs shocks well. DrLuigi medical footwear with an
anatomical sole provides shock absorption and relieves pain.