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How does hypermobility joint syndrome affect adults?

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Having the syndrome when you're younger rarely leads to arthritis later in life. But some people with the condition may get shoulder or kneecap problems if they often dislocate those joints or if their cartilage gets worn down.

People who have the syndrome as adults are more likely to get osteoarthritis (“wear and tear" arthritis) as they age. A few people still have muscle pain from hypermobility as they become adults. They're more likely than others to have sprains, injuries, dislocations, occasional swelling, backaches, and discomfort after exercise.

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

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The Hypermobility Syndrome Association.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on October 27, 2018

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