Hypermobility and Collagen Disorders

Hypermobility means that you can move some or all of joints more than most people can.  Hypermobility can occur if you have weak or stretched ligaments, shallow joint sockets (hip or shoulder), relaxed muscle tone, and altered sense of joint movement (proprioception).

Joint hypermobility syndrome can cause muscle strain or pain, joint pain and stiffness, and sometimes result in joint dislocation.  The condition can be managed with a combination of treatments (analgesics and anti-inflammatory medications) and support from a team of specialists including physiotherapists.

There are some rare inherited conditions, which can be associated with joint hypermobility including: Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Marfan’s syndrome, and some types of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.