engodo2525 wrote:i have a ? now about my diagnosis, but not a doctors opotion.
What is the difference between JHS and HMS because i pass the test for JHS but my doc said i have HMS?
please respond you can pm me if it is easier thanks
HYPERMOBILITY OR HYPERMOBILITY SYNDROME?
The acknowledgement within medical circles that joint hypermobility can be responsible for he production of distressing and disabling symptoms has been slow in coming. There are still many rheumatologist who remain sceptical about this (Grahame 2001). The credit for being the first to suggest such a link goes to Kirk, Ansell and Bywaters, who in 1967 coined the term 'hypermobility syndrome' (HMS) to describe the occurrence of musculoskeletal symptoms in 'otherwise healthy individuals', in other words, in the absence of other defined rheumatic diseases. (Kirk e al. 1967). Other authors have subsequently suggested minor modifications to the name, namely 'joint hypermobility syndrome' (JHS) and 'benign joint hypermobility syndrome' (BJHS), but all three terms are used synonymously. The adjective 'benign' was introduced in the 1990s when it became clear that life-threatening complications did not form part of the clinical picture (Mishra et al. 1996). It subsequently also became clear that many patients suffer from a miserable existence arising from pain and other symptoms, so that the epithet 'benign' has become objectionable to many patients, and in deference to them it should be dropped. For this reason the term 'joint hypermobility syndrome' (JHS) will be use exclusively through-out this book. As will be discussed below, JHS and the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome- hypermobility type, formerly referred to as Ehlers-Danlos type 3 (EDS III) - are considered by many authorities to be one and the same.
[Prof R. Grahame, Hypermobility Syndrome- recognition and management for physiotherapists]
Now as I said this is only my interpretation of what I have read (and I've read lots!) but my take on it is this - it doesn't matter what you call it. A name is a name is a name. If you were called something else you'd still be you wouldn't you? The point I'm trying to make is don't get stuck on the name - concentrate on the managment and keeping yourself fit, well and happy. You'll find it much more rewarding and beneficial to your overall health and happiness. Hey... if it helps you could make up your own name like say floppyjointitis Have some fun with it and try to stay happy.
thanks evryone for the help
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