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6 of the Most Challenging Symptoms of Hypermobility

Updated: Dec 20, 2023

1. Fatigue

6 of the Most Challenging Symptoms of Hypermobility

Fatigue is one of the more debilitating aspects of a hypermobility condition. This is often muscle related fatigue from muscles working overtime to stabilize joints and prevent them from dislocating or moving out of place. Fatigue can be debilitating, making it difficult to get out of bed and shower, or go to work and earn an income. Unfortunately, fatigue isn’t something you can talk yourself out of. It’s the kind of fatigue that no amount of sleep seems to fix, and no amount of sugar or caffeine seems to hide.

2. Chronic Pain

The chronic pain of hypermobility is often widespread, invading more than one limb and/or the torso. This makes it far more complex and difficult to treat.

3. Unpredictability

Joints are unpredictable and the overall condition and their associated symptoms are unpredictable. It’s extremely difficult to predict how your fatigue level will be in 2 days. There are lots of unknowns in hypermobility related conditions, and all we can do is try our very best to plan for multiple contingencies.

4. POTS-related symptoms

From dizziness when standing to passing out in the shower (or anywhere for that matter), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and it’s related symptoms can be extremely debilitating. It’s a very unpredictable condition on top of an already unpredictable hypermobility condition, so it makes life very tough.

5. Difficulty with exercising

Exercising with hypermobility can be a monumental task with equally monumental post-exercise consequences. That’s why it’s important to make sure you are doing the right exercises for your body. A physical therapist who understands your condition can help you modify exercises to ensure they are safe for you and your condition while still giving you a great workout!

We’re more than happy to speak with you about your condition and how physical therapy can help you. Just click here to schedule a free phone consultation with our hypermobility specialist.

6. Brain Fog

Brain fog is like baby-brain on steroids. Some days you can’t articulate words let along construct full sentences. Other days you can speak OK-ish but comprehension is a whole other matter. It makes working, studying, and remembering how to do things you usually do every day extremely challenging, if not impossible. It’s one of the frustrating and often cruel side effects of hypermobility conditions. Funniest thing? Those with really bad brain fog won’t have made it this far in the article! Sorry!!

Hypermobility is not an easy thing to deal with. And we at Actify know this firsthand. That’s why we’re dedicated to not only providing you with the most up to date treatments for hypermobility, but we work directly with you to not only manage your symptoms, but get to the direct cause of your pain. If you want to learn more about how we can help you live a healthier and happier life, just click here. There’s no obligation to book an appointment, it’s just a free conversation with our hypermobility specialist about your biggest challenges and how we can help.

If you’re not ready to talk to someone that’s fine! Head on over to our blog to learn more about living with hypermobility such as 3 Easy Steps to Improve your Life with Hypermobility or 10 Tips on Managing your Hypermobility Pain.

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