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2023 Nov 06

BMC Pediatr




The effects of joint hypermobility on pain and functional biomechanics in adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia: secondary baseline analysis from a pilot randomized controlled trial.


Black WR, DiCesare CA, Wright LA, Thomas S, Pfeiffer M, Kitchen K, Ting TV, Williams SE, Myer GD, Kashikar-Zuck S


Joint hypermobility is a common clinical finding amongst hereditary connective tissue disorders that is observed in pediatric rheumatological settings, and often associated with chronic pain. Joint hypermobility may also contribute to deficits in physical functioning and physical activity, but previous findings have been inconsistent. It is possible that physical activity impairment in joint hypermobility may be due to chronic aberrant movement patterns subsequent to increased joint laxity.