Although hypermobility is common in children and is not often a problem in itself, it can be associated with long term widespread pain and other problems. Find out more on this page.

Hypermobility is quite common in the general population, particularly in children and young people and is not usually a problem on its own.

However, sometimes it is associated with long-term, widespread pain and other problems. This is called symptomatic hypermobility and can be a sign of joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) or connective tissue disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS).

An article by Jane Green shares the impact hypermobility can have on a child’s education.

A school toolkit for Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) and joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) has been launched. The toolkit aims to improve the understanding, attainment and attendance of pupils with these conditions. The free online resource, funded by The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Peter Harrison Foundation and The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK, has been developed in collaboration with the Hypermobility Syndromes Association.