Everyone at some point in their childhood knows a kid who is "double jointed". Though many outgrow loose joints, some actually have a condition that can leave them in pain and arthritic later in life.

Hypermobility syndrome is a joint condition that allows movement beyond the normal function of the joint. The connections between bones are usually contained within a network of ligaments and connective tissue that support and control the movement of the bones. When these supporting tissues are “loose”, they allow abnormal movements. This stress can cause pain, irritation, and discomfort.

Read more about hypermobility syndrome.

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