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Understanding joint related symptoms and features.
Symptoms may affect multiple parts of the body. Understanding which part of the body a symptom affects, can help us to better understand the potential underlying causes of a symptom, including a rare disease or genetic syndrome.
Joints are a part of the musculoskeletal system of the body which also includes the bones of the skeleton, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissue.
Joints are essentially where two or more bones meet to allow for movement.
Symptoms affecting the joints can not for the most part be seen with the naked eye. Diagnosing a joint related symptom may involve different tests and assessments, both subjective and objective.
Symptoms relating to the joints may affect the ability of an individual to function and move normally.
What is joint hyperflexibility?
Joint hyperflexibility means increased flexibility and movement in the joints. The joints are considered to be very flexible, and they can make a very large range of movements.
Children are often naturally more flexible and display hyperflexibility, with this flexibility waning and reducing over time.
It is sometimes referred to as being double-jointed, and may cause pain in the movement of the joints.
What should I do next?
In some instances, joint hyperflexibility may be one of the features of a rare disease or genetic syndrome. In this case fast, targeted genetic analysis can give you a more accurate diagnosis.
joints move beyond expected range of motion
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