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Are you hypermobile?

Are you hypermobile?

In this article we are going to determine if you have too much mobility. This condition is known as Hypermobility.

Hypermobility tends to occur in individuals that are tall and slim and carries a host of symptoms including, joint pain, joint dislocation, digestive complaints, muscle aches, fatigue, tendency to bruise easily.

The Beighton test is a nine point test, each positive test gives you a score out of 9. The tests are as follows…

  • Can you put your hands flat on the floor with your knees straight?
  • Can you bend your left elbow backwards?
  • Can you bend your right elbow backwards?
  • Can you bend your left knee backwards?
  • Can you bend your right knee backwards?
  • Can you bend your left thumb back on to the front of your forearm?
  • Can you bend your right thumb back on to the front of your forearm?
  • Can you bend your left little finger at 90 degrees, towards the back of the hand?
  • Can you bend your right little finger at 90 degrees, towards the back of the hand?

If you are positive on 4 or more of the above tests and experience some of the symptoms described you should consider visiting your GP to investigate things further.

Joint Hypermobility can be managed with a good resistance training program complemented by adequate rest periods. As a personal trainer in Nottingham, I can prescribe a tailored exercise program to help you manage conditions such as hypermobility.

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