What is Hypomobility Syndrome?
Hypomobile joints are joints that are too tight and cause a decreased range of motion. The opposite of hypermobility, hypomobility is when your ligaments are too short or tight, inhibiting your ability to stretch normally. Connective tissues can become stiff over time due to a lack of movement or from disease or injury that affects a bone, muscle, or joint. One of the most common causes of spinal pain is due to hypomobile joints in the spine. Left untreated, hypomobile joints can cause severe damage and degeneration. Careful stretching and increased movement is critical in treating hypomobility, and it is important to visit a physical therapist to learn how to manage and treat hypomobile joints. The professionals at New Heights Physical Therapy are dedicated to guiding you toward recovering from hypomobility, effectively preventing further damage to the joints.
Signs of Hypomobile Joints
Because people with hypomobility syndrome possess joints that are incapable of proper movement, they are at risk of damaging the joints beyond repair. It is important to understand the signs and symptoms of this condition in order to manage it timely with physical therapy. Some of the signs include the following.
- Joint pain, especially in the spinal region
- Inability to stretch in the normal range of motion
- Pain in the ribs, which may cause labored breathing, or shoulders
- Pain as a result of a minor or macro trauma (car accidents, falling, etc.)
Using Physical Therapy to Help Treat Hypomobility
When you are experiencing pain as a result of stiff connective tissues, it is imperative to begin treatment that will repair the damaged joints. At New Heights Physical Therapy, we understand that hypomobility may be a big source of your discomfort, and we want to help you prevent the condition from worsening and possibly causing nerve degeneration. Physical therapy is a great method of rehabilitating the affected areas and working toward achieving normal ranges of motion. A visit to the professionals at New Heights Physical Therapy means a step toward bettering your health, and you can trust that we are committed to effectively treating your condition. We will carefully walk you through a physical evaluation with one of our licensed experts to determine the best regimen for managing and fixing any discomfort caused by hypomobility. Evaluations and treatment for hypomobility heavily rely on stretching, muscle strengthening exercises, posture exercises, high or low impact weight bearing exercises, and more.
At New Heights Physical Therapy, our utmost priority is creating a healing environment and providing exceptional care for our patients. If you are suffering from joint or nerve-related pain, call us today to set up your first consultation—we are confident that we can help you manage your hypomobility syndrome!
FAQs About Hypomobility
What does Hypomobility mean?
Hypomobility is when your ligaments are too short or tight, inhibiting your ability to stretch normally.
What causes Hypomobility?
Hypomobility is caused by a lack of movement or from disease or injury.
What is Hypomobile?
Hypomobile joints are joints that are too tight and cause a decreased range of motion.
What is hypermobility syndrome symptoms?
There are a variety of symptoms people with hypermobility show including pain in the knees, fingers, hips, and elbows, higher tendency of joint dislocation and sprains, ability to place the palms of your hands on the floor with knees fully extended, hyperextension of the knee or elbow beyond 10 degrees, and the ability to touch your thumb to your forearm.
What causes hypermobility syndrome?
This is an inherited connective tissue disorder.
Can you treat hypermobility?
Yes. Treatment focuses on relieving pain and strengthening the muscles to help protect the joints and prevent injuries.
How do you treat hypermobility?
If you have hypermobility, treatment may include stretching, muscle strengthening exercises, posture exercises, and high or low impact weight-bearing exercises.
How is hypermobility diagnosed?
While there is no specific test, hypermobility can be diagnosed by an examination of your range of motion.
What does hypermobility mean?
Hypermobility is when your joints can easily move beyond the normal range expected.
Does hypermobility cause tiredness?
Yes, fatigue can be a symptom.
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