Do you have ligamentous laxity or hypermobility at joints ?

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Do you have ligamentous laxity or hypermobility at joints ?
finger/ thumb 16%  16%  [ 10 ]
finger/ thumb 18%  18%  [ 11 ]
elbow 5%  5%  [ 3 ]
elbow 7%  7%  [ 4 ]
wrist 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
wrist 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
knee 7%  7%  [ 4 ]
knee 7%  7%  [ 4 ]
ankle 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
ankle 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
none 15%  15%  [ 9 ]
none 16%  16%  [ 10 ]
Total votes : 61

Talkin56
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22 Jul 2012, 7:07 am

Do you have hypermobility of finger, thumb, elbow, wrist, knee or ankle joints or any "double jointedness" ?

How do you make a poll where you can choose more than one option ? Please correct or tell me how to do so . Thanks Otherwise people need to select finger/thumb for yes


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22 Jul 2012, 8:22 am

I have lax ligaments, but I only really notice it in my wrists. I can push my thumb down so it is touching my wrists, which means I can get out of handcuffs (obviously I've never been arrested, these are ones were just for entertainment purposes).

Apparently it is a problem in my legs too, and I was given exercises to do when I was young but I didn't do them unfortunately.



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22 Jul 2012, 8:32 am

My son does, I'm not sure how to answer your poll because I don't know if it's affecting only one thing or everything. I know his thumb bends back to his wrist as well, he can kind of roll his hips into positions most people can't. He sits in a W position a lot, his ankles bend kind of funny too, he can do the splits without even noticing.



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22 Jul 2012, 8:45 am

The end joint of my thumb goes back about at a 90 degree angle and the middle joints of my fingers go back at 45 degrees. My ankles are very lax and I never had enough joint stability for water, snow or ice skiiing/ skating or for rollerblading.

My thumb base joint is normal.

***Make sure your thumb cannot extend past the width of your palm or you may want to be checked for Marfans's syndrome which is a cardiac condition many pro basketball players have suffered from.

I was "pigeon toed" when I was younger with both feet turning in and basically after wearing night braces just had to cognitively contol it..so now I walk normally. I am asking this as a new AS and really was suprised and noticed the joint laxity on Asperger's - wiki and wondered if there was ever a poll on here about it.

As I get to know more about my new family here on WP I see so many explainations of oddities in my life and being an occupational therapist I am comforted and fascinated by it all. I diagnosed myself with the Aspie Quiz YESTERDAY
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22 Jul 2012, 12:53 pm

McAnulty wrote:
My son does, I'm not sure how to answer your poll because I don't know if it's affecting only one thing or everything. I know his thumb bends back to his wrist as well, he can kind of roll his hips into positions most people can't. He sits in a W position a lot, his ankles bend kind of funny too, he can do the splits without even noticing.


I would love one of the moderators to change my poll so someone could reply with more than one joint. I could not see how to do that. Sorry. I would just check hands..I should have added hips also but will just go with it as it is.

I was pigeontoed and W sat ALOT as a child and was corrected not to as it was leading to even more joint instability. I am a high functioning AS I guess as I have just discovered but joint laxity and 3 cowlicks are my physical oddities. May do a poll on cowlicks next :roll: I am facinated by my recent diagnosis...It explains so much.

Normal Range of motion: thumbs should not hyperextend at the tip neither should fingers at any joint..same with knees. Ligaments hold joints in such a way that the surface that receives pressure is limited. ..a wider surface may cause arthitis or sprains etc when the joint could be tighter and more protected if the use of the hypermobility was discouraged.

It is a good topic as when I did a pediatrics internship and worked once with autistic children many of them had both traits (joint laxity and cowlicks) and although I had them I did not ever think I could have Aspergers. I am am told I am very attractive yet married at 40 so did not have children. I have been a occupational therapist with the elderly for 32 years. Thanks for your post ! :)


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14 Aug 2012, 12:33 pm

Elbows, shoulders, all fingers, some toes, wrists, legs.


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10 Oct 2012, 12:42 pm

my hands and fingers are only very slightly hypermobile, but other parts of my body are extremely flexible. I can reach my arm around to my back and place my palm flat on my spine. I can put the soles of my feet together while my legs are straight and my knees are locked. I can also place the soles of my feet together and bring them up in a triangle shape to my head or towards my crotch with no discomfort. instead of sitting cross-legged I sit with one leg bent 90 degrees flat at the knee and then place my other leg (bent similarly but in the opposite direction) completely on top of the other (like the "half lotus" pose in yoga). my arms are bent strangely at the elbows so that when they are extended with my palms facing down, the inside of my elbow points straight up, opposite of how arms normally are. I can bring my feet up and place the soles on the top of my head... it's all interesting but none of it is particularly useful



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07 May 2013, 2:52 am

Nope


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22 May 2013, 8:54 am

I have flexible shoulders, but that isn't on the poll.



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20 Aug 2014, 1:54 am

nuh-uh