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How do you diagnose hypermobility joint syndrome?

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Simple tests show whether a child has a greater range of motion in their joints than normal:

Since the symptoms can sometimes mimic arthritis, you may need to get lab tests to make sure your child doesn’t have a more serious disorder. In rare cases, you may need to get X-rays.

  • The wrist and thumb can be moved so the thumb touches the forearm.
  • Little fingers can be extended back beyond 90 degrees.
  • Knees bow backward more than normal when standing.
  • Extended arms bend beyond straight.
  • Palms can be placed flat on the floor when bending at the waist with the knees straight.

From: What Is Hypermobility Joint Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

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The Hypermobility Syndrome Association.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on October 27, 2018

SOURCE:

The Hypermobility Syndrome Association.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on October 27, 2018

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