Do babies grow out of hypermobility?
Can you grow out of a hypermobility spectrum disorder? Most cases will respond to graded exercise and support, and for most children there will be no long-term physical consequences. For a small percentage of children, symptoms are more severe and need more intensive support.
What does hypermobility look like in children?
What are the main symptoms? Hypermobility can be associated with recurrent pains at the end of the day or at night in the knees, feet and/or ankles. It might affect the fingers and hands. Rarely mild joint swelling may come and go but does not tend to persist.
At what age is EDS diagnosed?
The age at first diagnosis peaked in the age group 5–9 years for men and 15–19 years for women (see figure 2). There was a significant difference of 8.5 years in the mean age of diagnosis between men and women (95% CI: 7.70 to 9.22): 9.6 years in EDS (95% CI: 6.85 to 12.31) and 8.3 years in JHS (95% CI: 7.58 to 9.11).
Is hypermobility linked to autism?
More recently, our own laboratory has found that mothers with EDS or a diagnosis of the closely related Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) (formerly known as Joint Hypermobility Syndrome) are just as likely to have autistic children as mothers who themselves are on the autism spectrum.
How bad is hypermobility?
Frequently, there are no long-term consequences of joint hypermobility syndrome. However, hypermobile joints can lead to joint pain. Over time, joint hypermobility can lead to degenerative cartilage and arthritis. Certain hypermobile joints can be at risk for injury, such sprained ligaments.
Is hypermobility linked to ADHD?
ADHD is also associated with generalised joint hypermobility: One study reported generalised hypermobility in 32% of 54 ADHD patients, compared to 14% of controls.
How do you fix hypermobility?
There’s no cure for joint hypermobility syndrome. The main treatment is improving muscle strength and fitness so your joints are better protected. A GP may refer you to a physiotherapist, occupational therapist or podiatrist for specialist advice.
Does hypermobility syndrome get worse with age?
In many cases, the joints become stiffer with age, although joint hypermobility and its associated symptoms can continue into adult life.