Joint Laxity

"Joint laxity is a condition of hypermobile joints that are very flexible and have a wider range of motion than most people. Joint laxity can affect joints all over the body, such as the neck, shoulders, ankles, or knees. Some of the symptoms associated with this condition include fatigue, joint instability, pain, and a tendency to have dislocations. Several medical conditions such as hypermobility syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome, osteogenesis imperfecta, and Down syndrome can cause joint laxity. Physical therapy may help relieve the symptoms in mild to moderate cases, while surgery may help repair the ligaments in severe cases.


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Can hyperreflexia be neurological?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old. Three years ago I had spine surgery for herniated disc L5-S1. After the surgery strange symptoms began. Four hours after surgery when I tried to sleep I got myoclonic jerks. Then I had problem with ligaments. My ligaments started to stretch so easily that I began ...  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit R. Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to With MRI brain, spine, EMG (electromyography) and genetic workup being normal, it seems unlikely to be neurological.One think to look at would be what anesthetic agents or medicine you received during your surgery. If it has any long term such side effects then please pro...  Read Full »

Will laxity of joints cause severe pain in joints for more than 17 years?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32-year-old, of weight 93 kg and height 181 cm. For almost 17 years, I have serious pain in all my joints. As I grow, these pains grow with me. I have a complete analysis done lately, but I do not think I had the best medication as I still live in pain on a daily basis. I have small...  Read Full »

Dr. Nupoor Acharya

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to I saw your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I was, unfortunately, unable to understand your X-ray reports, but you told me that it is normal. So I will take that as normal. Your blood reports do not suggest any inflammation as you...  Read Full »

What are the complications of loose ligamental joints from childhood?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old, and my height is 5'11". Please look at my legs. I can walk, run and sit. I have loose ligamental joints (collateral ligaments) from childhood, and I have small patella. What is the problem of having loose ligamental¬†joints in future? Is there any problem with small pat...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and the images provided here (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From images, it appears that you have genu valgum deformity in your left knee. There is no supportive evidence or examination notes stating about small patel...  Read Full »

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