The Link Between Flexibility and Chronic Pain

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Can you now (or could you ever) place your hands flat on the floor without bending your knees?

Can you now (or could you ever) bend your thumb to touch your forearm?

As a child did you amuse your friends by contorting your body into strange shapes or could you do the splits?

As a child or teenager did your shoulder or kneecap dislocate on more than one occasion?

Do you consider yourself double-jointed?

If you answered yes to 2 or more of these questions, you might have a "Hypermobility Related Disorder," or what is more generically known as Hypermobility Syndrome (HMS). HMS very commonly comes with chronic muscle and joint pain that is very difficult to relieve. 

At ChiroFitness, we work with people who, like you, have hypermobility with associated chronic pain. In many cases, we are able to help with your pain. And we work to teach you ongoing pain management strategies. 

Here is a review from one of our hypermobility patients:

"I went all over for my back pain- you name it I've done it. The pain would be better for a few weeks and then return over and over. When I came in here I was pretty bleak, thinking there's nothing I haven't already tried. Immediately they noticed something no one else had- I have hypermobility. Being hyper mobile means I am crazy flexible, but I have a lot of pain in my back, and eventually started having chronic joint pain as well. Over the years I've just given up one activity after another because I am constantly injuring myself. The prospect of getting older was starting to look pretty bleak and really boring...Day to day I was a floppy wet noodle moving through the world, and now I feel stable like a bull. Words can't express how nice it is to go through my day without constant pain. When things do flare up they've taught me what I can do at home to get through it. Instead of taking months to recover from a joint pain flare up it takes often less than 12 hours. I wish I had committed to this years ago. Thanks guys, you seriously gave me my smile back!"

At ChiroFitness, our goal is to get hypermobile people back to doing the things they enjoy. To learn more, or to make an appointment, email us at We are looking forward to working with you!

Posted on December 31, 2017 .