Physiotherapy can be beneficial in managing pain, but the main focus is on strengthening exercises to help stabilise the affected joints.
For some people, joints have an unusually large range of movement. This can lead to injury or pain due to lack of joint restraint or the impact of resulting biomechanics on other joints. Many people with hypermobile joints have no problems and simply find themselves more supple than others. However, some people suffer with unpleasant symptoms such as joint pain, back pain, dislocating or subluxing joints and a tendency to soft tissue injury.
Physiotherapy can help manage pain, however the main focus is to strengthen and stabilise affected joints. With a specific and targeted programme, hypermobility syndrome need not be a source of on-going pain and instability. Those with hypermobility often benefit greatly from a stability programme and exercise such as Pilates.
Many people with hypermobile joints have no problems and just find themselves more supple than others. However, for some people these hypermobile joints can cause unpleasant symptoms such as joint pain, back pain, dislocating joints and a tendency for more soft tissue injuries.
This is provided as general information only and is not intended to be relied upon as medical advice.