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Paediatric hypermobility - What are the possible symptoms?

Joint and/or muscle aches and pains

Children may experience pain because they are working their muscles and joints harder to try and stabilise the joint. Pain often occurs after an activity, at the end of the day or during the night.


Children may complain of general fatigue because they are working very hard to stabilise their joints. Children may also experience muscle/joint fatigue.

Co-ordination difficulties

Children may have difficulty knowing where their bodies/arms/legs are in space without looking at them (proprioception). Some of the required receptors are in our joints. Therefore, some children have difficulty co-ordinating movement.

Difficulty with everyday activities

Children may have difficulties with everyday activities, such as, using cutlery, getting dressed, using a pen/pencil.

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