publication . Article . 2015

Abstract: Pain poses a significant health burden in those with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

Clark, Carol J.; Carr, Eloise C.J.; Khattab, Ahmed D.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2015
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Background Joint hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) is a complex multisystemic connective tissue disorder. JHS is acknowledged as a common clinical entity in musculoskeletal medicine with a prevalence of between 30%-60% in those presenting with musculoskeletal pain. It is more prevalent in females than males may present in childhood and shares symptom overlap with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Marfan Syndrome and Ostegenesis Imperfecta. Patients with JHS report a variety of symptoms associated with this condition. These symptoms include: chronic pain, dislocations, impaired coordination, autonomic nervous system (ANS) and Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms. Aims The purpose of ...
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