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Hypermobile joints are joints that move beyond the normal range with little effort. The joints that are most commonly hypermobile are the elbows, wrists, fingers, and knees.
Hypermobile joints occur in some very rare medical conditions, but can also occur in otherwise healthy and normal children. Children generally tend to be more flexible than adults, but those with hypermobile joints are capable of flexing and extending beyond normally observed limits for that particular joint. The movement is accomplished without undue force and without discomfort. Children with hypermobile joints also frequently have flat feet.
People with unusually flexible fingers may be able to dodge hand arthritis, a study suggests.
Researchers found that among 1,043 adults with a family history of hand arthritis, the roughly 4% with extremely flexible, or "hypermobile,” joints were two thirds less likely than less-flexible men and women to have osteoarthritis in the middle joint of the finger.
The findings are somewhat unexpected because hypermobility has been suspected of promoting osteoarthritis; extreme range of motion in a joint may place it under abnormal patterns of stress and possibly raise the odds of injury—two factors that can predispose to arthritis. But in this study, flexibility appeared protective against hand arthritis, even though participants were at elevated risk for the disorder owing to family history.
Researchers used standard tests to measure flexibility, including two that looked at how far backward the little finger and thumb could bend. An analysis of a subgroup of participants showed that all with hypermobility had highly flexible fingers. According to the researchers, hypermobility may alter the stress that gripping and pinching motions place on the hand joints.