Joint hypermobility syndrome
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Symptoms of joint hypermobility syndrome include joint pain and stiffness, and regularly getting sprains or dislocating your joints.
Joint hypermobility syndrome is diagnosed by testing how flexible your joints are using a test called the Beighton scoring system.
Treatment for joint hypermobility syndrome usually involves exercises to help protect your joints and painkillers if they're needed.
You can care for your joints by doing regular gentle exercise, and avoiding repetitive activity or overextending your joints.
Joint hypermobility syndrome can run in families. It's caused by weakness in the ligaments that hold your joints together.
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