“Double jointed”. “Loose joints”. “Super flexible”. Does this sound familiar?
What is joint hypermobility?
“Joints that move easily beyond the expected range for that joint.” Medicinenet.com
How do you know if you have joint hypermobility? Check out the #beighton scale, go through the screening steps, and then discuss symptoms with your healthcare provider.
Does joint hypermobility cause Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
No, it doesn’t cause it but it is a risk factor. In simple terms, this means that if you have joint hypermobility, you may be more likely to have pelvic organ prolapse.
Association between joint hypermobility and pelvic organ prolapse in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Veit-Rubin N, et al. Int Urogynecol J. 2016.
“We found a strong association between POP and JHM, with an effect size that is clinically relevant.”
Does this automatically mean that if you are hypermobile, you will have pelvic organ prolapse? Absolutely not!
Does this mean that if you are hypermobile, you need to understand pelvic organ prolapse and be aware of how you can improve support and improve pressure management? Absolutely yes!
️We have many forces from above that exert downward forces: pelvic organs, abdominal organs, abdominal contents, intra-abdominal pressure, gravity, and forces from activity.
️We have forces from below that support and counteract the forces from above: pelvic floor muscles, fascia, external supplemental support, internal supplemental support, and indirectly, our pelvic bones and pelvic girdle musculature.
Balance is key!!
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