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Hypermobility

Hypermobility

Hypermobility is a term used to describe joints that are more flexible than usual. This can be normal but in some children it can cause pain, a decrease in mobility and some reaching their milestones later or missing some out for example crawling.

Hypermobility affects the structures surrounding the joint which usually provide support but these structures are lax making it less stable and more prone to injury.

Physiotherapy can help decrease pain and increase mobility by stretching the surrounding muscles making them provide additional support to the joint.