How rare is a double-jointed shoulder?

Hypermobility (more commonly called being double-jointed) affects about 20% of people. An orthopaedic surgeon explains the cause and when hypermobility can be a problem.

What can you do for a hypermobile shoulder?

Two methods for taking advantage of rotator cuff activation in the client with joint hypermobility are compression and distraction.

  1. Supine Distraction/Shoulder Packing: Stabilize shoulder as partner pulls up.
  2. Static Push-up with Arm Lifts: Lift the arm as high as possible while maintaining shoulder stability.

Can you train to be double-jointed?

And to qualify as “hypermobility”, that added flexibility must arise without any practice or stretching. Some athletes and dancers, for example, can eventually train their bodies to be more and more flexible, but the sort of hypermobility with which we concern ourselves right now is something you’re born with.

Can double-jointed people dislocate their shoulders?

Shoulder instabilitymeans your shoulder can dislocate repeatedly during active movement or exercise. Shoulder hypermobility means the joint moves more than it should do in normal circumstances but doesn’t actually come out of joint.

Why can I stick out my shoulder blades?

Scapular winging involves one or both shoulder blades sticking out from the back rather than lying flat. It can happen as a result of injury or nerve damage. The scapula, or shoulder blades, are flat bones that connect the upper arm to the collar bone. When they come out of place, it can cause scapular winging.

What are the disadvantages of being double jointed?

The trait appears to be genetic and is a result of variation in collagen, the main structural protein of connective tissue. Being double-jointed has long been linked with an increased risk for asthma and irritable bowel syndrome, among other physical disorders.

How do you know if you’re double jointed in shoulders?

Joint stiffness, easily dislocated shoulder joints or other joints, shoulder joint pain, foot and ankle pain, and neck or back pain can all be indicators of hypermobile joint syndrome or double-jointedness (and these can lead to multidirectional shoulder instability and other conditions).

Why am I double jointed in my fingers?

Hypermobile people can often, for instance, touch their thumb to their inner forearm or place their hands flat on the floor without bending their knees. The trait appears to be genetic and is a result of variation in collagen, the main structural protein of connective tissue.

How do you tell if you’re double jointed in your fingers?

Joint hypermobility syndrome is diagnosed by examining affected joints and noting that they easily move beyond the normal range expected. For example, the middle of the fingers may bend backward more than usual. There is no blood test for hypermobility syndrome.

What happens when you have a double jointed shoulder?

If you have a double-jointed shoulder, you may experience pain and stiffness in your other joints as well. This issue is referred to as hypermobility syndrome.

What kind of exercises can I do to strengthen my shoulder?

The shoulder joint takes quite a bit of abuse, but it can be strengthened. By gaining control of your scapula and rotator cuff, you can lessen the potential for shoulder trauma. Any exercise that involves the shoulder joint will benefit from performing these stretches and drills, including the bench press.

What makes the shoulder joint move in multiple directions?

The rotator cuff is what allows the shoulder joint to move in multiple directions – unlike the elbow joint, which is restrict to flexion within a specific plane, the shoulder joint is a rotary joint that may move in multiple directions.

What should I do if I have double joint pain?

Engage in low-impact cardio exercise three to five times a week. Cardiovascular exercise improves your blood flow and the oxygenation of your muscles. This may decrease your joint pain and reduce stiffness in your joints. Low impact activities, such as swimming or cycling, won’t cause further stress to your joints.