Hypermobility and Reflux- new studies for those double-jointed, flexible folks on here

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GroverCat
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   Posted 4/23/2014 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys, thought people might find this interesting: I went into the orthopedic yesterday to see about an issue with my feet that's been plaguing me since my last half marathon (turns out it's been fractured for nine months now, whoops) and she made note of the fact that I had hypermobility in my joints/ligaments etc... It was very visible in the x-rays of my feet, and it's not great for any sport except for maybe yoga. Anyway, if anyone else out there has hypermobility in joints, hands, knees, feet, etc... you should hear what she told me: researchers are just now starting to make the connection between these external manifestations AND other manifestations in the soft tissue inside the body-- notably, the GI tract. The studies like this one:

http://gut.bmj.com/content/60/Suppl_1/A181.1.abstract

show a ridiculously high correlation between hypermobility patients and GERD/esophageal motility (and in another article, even IBS). Seems to make sense to me!

GroverCat

Wendy Workout
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   Posted 4/23/2014 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting! I have hyper mobility as does my youngest son. My youngest son is only 6 yrs old. He suffers chronic reflux, tummy pains, joint pains, fatigue.......the list get complicated right down to internal bleeding. Still trying to figure him out. Have a few answers so far.

Debra

GroverCat
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   Posted 4/23/2014 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah-- check this site out too. Seems like this condition can impact everything from blood vessels to the gut to the joints:

http://www.ednf.org/eds-types

Good luck.
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