Hypermobility in Atlanta, GA

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What is Hypermobility?

Hypermobility is a condition that exists when joints move beyond the normal expected range for the specific joint. Often inherited, hypermobility is considered a benign condition, but it can cause an array of symptoms that could require treatment. Sometimes referred to as “loose joints” or being “double-jointed,” hypermobile joints could also be a side effect of a more severe medical condition. At Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta, Dr. Christopher Williams and his team provide innovative treatment options for hypermobility that may be causing unpleasant symptoms. Learn more about how we can help you by reaching out to our Atlanta, GA facility to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Williams will be able to create a treatment plan that adheres to your particular needs and concerns.

What are Symptoms of Hypermobility?

The main identifying symptom of hypermobility are joints that appear loose and move farther than the normal range of motion. However, hypermobility can also lead to a number of other symptoms, including:

  • Pain and discomfort in the joint
  • A higher risk of joint dislocation or sprains
  • Scoliosis
  • Clicking joints
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Pain that worsens at nighttime or at the end of the day

If you experience any of these symptoms, Dr. Williams will conduct a complete evaluation to determine if you may be suffering from hypermobility or another similar condition.

What Can Cause Hypermobility?

In many cases, hypermobility is an inherited condition, but it could also be the result of a more serious medical condition or birth defect, such as:

  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Down syndrome
  • Marfan syndrome

Proper collagen is extremely important for healthy joints, and some individuals with hypermobility may not have the ideal amount of collagen to protect their joints. Your muscle tone and the shape of your bones could also play a factor in hypermobile joints. With a proper physical examination, an evaluation of your symptoms, and a look at your past medical history, Dr. Williams can help to diagnose hypermobility and conclude if it necessitates treatment.

What are Treatment Options for hypermobility?

Hypermobility may only necessitate treatment if it is causing significant pain or other unpleasant symptoms that affect your daily life. Typically, Dr. Williams may first suggest medication or physical/occupational therapy to alleviate your symptoms. If this is not useful in diminishing pain, injection therapy may be useful, such as PRP therapy, to treat your symptoms. Regenexx treatment could also be beneficial in treating the side effects of hypermobility. During your consultation, Dr. Williams will properly explain your treatment options and make the best recommendation for you and your specific needs and concerns. In some cases, a combination or series of treatments may be best to help you achieve optimal results.

Are you needing to Protect Your Joints?

Though it may not always require treatment, if hypermobility is causing unpleasant symptoms or affecting your everyday options, there are various procedures available for you. Dr. Christopher Williams and his team can evaluate your condition and formulate the best possible treatment plan for you. Learn more by contacting our innovative Atlanta, GA facility to schedule a consultation.

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