For many people with joint hypermobility, it doesn’t tend to cause any issues. For the most part, all it means is that the person in question is particularly supple and able to move their limbs into positions that many other people find impossible. Whilst this can be a great advantage to people in certain professions, such as ballet dancers, gymnasts and even some musicians, for many people it can have negative effects.
There are a range of ways in which joint hypermobility syndrome can be self-treated, including effective walk-in showers and baths.
What Are The Symptoms Of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome?
Aside from the benefits of increased joint movement, there are a range of symptoms which are often associated with the syndrome – these can include:
- Pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles (back pain and neck pain are particularly common)
- Clicking or creaking joints
- Joints that can be easily dislocated
- Fatigue and extreme tiredness
- Night pains which can disrupt sleep
- Poor co-ordination
- Reoccurring soft tissue injuries, including sprains and sporting injuries
Anyone suffering from JHS might also have a number of other symptoms relating to weaknesses in the connective tissues throughout the body. These can include issues with the digestive system, such as IBS or gastroparesis, and problems revolving around the nervous system, leading to symptoms like:
- Puffy Extremities
- Heart Palpitations
Living With Joint Hypermobility Syndrome
Most people with JHS won’t experience any problems and will not require any additional medical treatment or support. However, it can be difficult to live with as it can cause such a wide range of symptoms.
If you do suffer from JHS, then you’ll be pleased to know that it can be effectively treated with a combination of controlled exercises and warm water therapy. Some tips to living with joint hypermobility syndrome include:
- Ensuring that you have a generally healthy lifestyle, such as a healthy diet and doing your best to maintain a healthy weight.
- Adopting sleep hygiene measures if your JHS is impacting on your sleeping routine – this can include the establishment of fixed times for going to bed and waking up and ensuring that you are relaxed and unstressed before you go to bed.
- Sticking to low-impact exercises, such as swimming or cycling.
- Making the most of the latest walk-in showers and ensuring that you utilise warm water to relieve stresses and relax your muscles. In particular, walk-in showers can act as a lightweight painkiller and help you to relax and sleep more easily.
Walk-In Showers To Help With JHS, From Bathtime Mobility
Here at Bathtime Mobility, we are proud to offer a diverse range of walk-in showers, to ensure that you can continue to enjoy the most relaxing bathing experiences, without having to risk tripping or falling on the high-lipped tray of a traditional shower unit.
For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today on 0800 29 22 110. For further information on the symptoms and treatments of JHS, please contact your local healthcare professional.