Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility conditions

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People with hypermobility have joints and or skin that moves further than normal.  Hypermobility is not necessarily a problem, but it can be a sign of a connective tissue disorder.  There are a number of connective tissue disorders, such as:

  • hypermobile spectrum disorder (HSD)
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)
  • Marfan syndrome

Connective tissues are found throughout our bodies and therefore connective tissue disorders can be more complicated than just bendy joints and skin.  Connective tissue disorders are also associated with fatigue, headaches, GI problems, and autonomic dysfunction.

More information about connective tissue disorders and how they are identified is available from the Ehlers-Danlos Society website here (

Our physiotherapist Aaron Jones works with patients experiencing symptoms of EDS and hypermobility. He has written a handful of short articles on hypermobility and chronic pain, you can see them below.