Delighted to see an article in The British Medical Journal
Common clues suggesting joint hypermobility syndrome:
In children and adolescents
Congenital dislocation of the hip
Late walking, with bottom shuffling instead of crawling
Recurrent ankle sprains
Poor ball catching and handwriting skills
Tiring easily compared with peers
So called growing pains or chronic widespread pain
Non-inflammatory joint or spinal pain
Multiple soft tissue (including sporting) injuries
Increase in pain or progressive intensification of pain that is largely unresponsive to analgesics
Progressive loss of mobility owing to pain, or pain avoidance through movement avoidance
Autonomic dysfunction, such as orthostatic intolerance (dizziness or faintness) or postural tachycardia syndrome (in this form of dysautonomia, in 60° upright tilt the blood pressure remains constant while the pulse rate rises by a minimum of 30 beats/min)
Functional gastrointestinal disorders (sluggish bowel, bloating, rectal evacuatory dysfunction)
Laxity in other supporting tissues—for example, hernias, varicose veins, or uterine or rectal prolapse
We have years of experience in treating children and adults with hypermobility.
Our Edgware clinic is easily accessible from Mill Hill or Stanmore.
The Green Clinic: Chartered Physiotherapists Stephen or Talia
020 8728 0625 www.edgwarephysio.com
Our Shenley clinic is easily accessible from Radlett, Borehamwood and Elstree.
The Gingerbread House: Chartered Physiotherapists Stephen or Talia
01923 852852 www.radlettphysio.co.uk