Starburst wrote:I was diagnosed by a rheumatoligist (who I went to because I am in constant pain due FMS) and in the letter to my GP, he said I was "surprisingly hypermobile". The thing is, apart from my wrists and fingers, I can't bend myself in weird ways. I don't look bendy and can't contrort my joints into random positions. Could it be a misdiagnosis? The pain in my joints is awful but as I can't bend them (more than most people can), how can I possibly be hypermobile?
Starburst wrote:l00pyp0u wrote:Have a look on the main HMSA site, at the Beighton scoring method.
You score a point for each joint you can do it for. I didn't think I was Hypermobile either, as I thought this range of movement was ordinary, coz my Mum did it as well, and my kids do it, but yes we are all hypermobile.
4/9 counts as hypermobile, so if both little fingers and both thumbs do it, then your classed as hypermobile
Yeah, that's true and I s'pose the other pains I'm getting are Fibromyalgia related.
I was wondering, can you be hypermobile and not have any pains? Is there a difference between hypermobility and HMS? My mum and sister have bendy fingers, thumbs and wrists but don't suffer as badly as me.
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