Hypermobility refers to the ability of a joint to move beyond its normal range of motion. It's like having joints that are extra flexible or bendy.
While some degree of flexibility is entirely normal, hypermobility is characterized by joints that can extend or move in ways that surpass the typical range of motion. This can be attributed to genetics, where individuals inherit more elastic connective tissues than usual.
While being hypermobile can have its perks, like excelling in activities requiring flexibility, it also comes with its share of challenges. People with hypermobility may be more prone to joint injuries and are at an increased risk of conditions such as joint dislocations or chronic pain.
Managing hypermobility often involves a balance of strengthening exercises, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and sometimes seeking medical advice to ensure optimal joint health.
In this hyper mobility blog I'll talk you through how it can affect people, it's links to other conditions such as ADHD and Autism, as well as how to manage it.