Friday, April 17, 2009

10 Diagnostic Questions

10 Quick Diagnostic HMS Questions

1. Does one or more of your joints have a greater range of motion than most people’s

2. As a kid, did you ever entertain your friends by contorting your body in weird ways or by doing the splits?

3. Do you consider yourself ‘double-jointed,’ and/or does your family have a history of ‘double-jointedness?’

4. Is their a history of rectal, mitral valve, or uterine prolapse or hernias in your family?

5. Have you ever suffered unexplained joint pain, or joint pain that started out of the blue, aka was not due to any direct injury or trauma?

6. Have you ever failed to receive relief from inflammation related treatments, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or ice?

7. Does stability, such as stabilizing exercises or stabilizing tape or braces, help your joint pain?

8. Do you or your family have a history of thin, fragile, or silky smooth skin, easy bruising, or varicose veins?

9. Have you ever had to ask your dentist or doctor for more lignociane during dental work or minor surgery, because you were not feeling the full anaesthetic effect?

10. Have you or any of the women in your family experienced a flair up of joint pain during or immediately after pregnancy?

- If you answered ‘yes’ to three or more of the above questions, you may want to talk to your doctor about Hypermobility Syndrome

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