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Embrace Mobility: 5 Signs of Hypermobility and How to Manage Them



Welcome to Juniper Physical Therapy! We're here to empower you on your journey to better mobility and well-being. Today, we're discussing hypermobility—a condition where joints move beyond their normal range of motion. While being flexible can be a great asset, excessive flexibility can lead to joint pain, instability, and other issues. Let's explore five signs of hypermobility and how you can manage them effectively.


Signs of Hypermobility

Joint Pain and Instability

Hypermobile individuals often experience frequent joint pain, especially in the knees, hips, shoulders, and elbows. Instability in these joints can lead to sprains, strains, and even dislocations.


Fatigue and Muscle Weakness

Chronic fatigue and muscle weakness are common among those with hypermobility. The body works overtime to stabilize hypermobile joints, leading to increased fatigue and decreased endurance.


Recurrent Injuries

Individuals with hypermobility may find themselves prone to recurrent injuries, such as ankle sprains, tendonitis, and muscle strains. These injuries can hinder daily activities and affect quality of life.


Digestive Issues and Headaches

Hypermobility can also impact internal organs, leading to digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Additionally, frequent headaches, often associated with neck hypermobility, are common among hypermobile individuals.


Poor Posture and Balance

Due to joint instability, hypermobile individuals may struggle with maintaining proper posture and balance. This can result in back pain, neck pain, and an increased risk of falls.


Managing Hypermobility

At Juniper Physical Therapy, we believe in a holistic approach to managing hypermobility. Our primary treatment principles include:


Strengthening Exercises

Building strength in surrounding muscles helps stabilize hypermobile joints and reduce pain and instability.


Joint Protection Techniques

Learning proper body mechanics and joint protection techniques can minimize the risk of injuries and improve overall function.


Postural Correction

Addressing postural imbalances through targeted exercises and ergonomic adjustments can alleviate pain and improve posture and balance.


Education and Awareness

Understanding your body's limitations and learning how to manage hypermobility effectively is key to long-term success.


Individualized Treatment Plans

We tailor our treatment plans to meet your unique needs, ensuring that you receive personalized care every step of the way.


How Juniper Can Help

At Juniper Physical Therapy, our team of skilled therapists is dedicated to helping you regain control of your mobility and live life to the fullest. Through personalized treatment plans and compassionate care, we'll work with you to address your specific needs and goals.


Ready to take the first step towards better mobility and pain relief? Click here to schedule a phone consultation with one of our experienced therapists. Together, we'll create a plan to help you thrive. Don't let hypermobility hold you back—embrace mobility with Juniper Physical Therapy today!


Bottomline

Hypermobility may present challenges, but with the right approach, you can manage its symptoms effectively and improve your quality of life. Remember, you're not alone on this journey. Juniper Physical Therapy is here to support you every step of the way. Let's work together to unlock your full potential and embrace a life of mobility and wellness.

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