Title

Is hypermobility syndrome (HMS) a contributing factor for chronic unspecific wrist pain in a musician? if so, how is it evaluated and managed?

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

11-9-2011

Abstract

Objectives: The musician complaining of chronic pain commonly presents with subtle and complicated findings. Joint hypermobility is common in these individuals. The diagnosis of joint hypermobility syndrome (HMS) does not merely involve joint laxity, but connective tissue impairment throughout the body as well as perhaps involving the neurological system. As the aging process gradually reduces joint laxity, chronic pain and various impairments may linger. This report investigates HMS as it relates to a case study involving a musician suffering with chronic joint pain and HMS. Methods: Literature review and case description. Results: HMS involves more than just joint laxity and may be the cause of various chronic pain dysfunctions. The prognosis for recovery from HMS is poor, but the education and psychological aspect is extremely beneficial to the patient's health and well-being. Conclusions: This case report identified a musician with CUWP and HMS. Joint hypermobility syndrome does not merely involve joint laxity, but involves connective tissue impairment throughout the body as well as perhaps involving the body's neurological system. Joint hypermobility is common in musicians. © 2011 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.

Publication Name

Work

Volume Number

40

First Page

325

Last Page

333

Issue Number

3

DOI

10.3233/WOR-2011-1239

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