How rare is it to be double-jointed in your wrist?

Hypermobility (more commonly called being double-jointed) affects about 20% of people. An orthopaedic surgeon explains the cause and when hypermobility can be a problem.

Can wrists be double-jointed?

Hypermobility means your joints can move beyond the normal range of motion. You may also hear the term double-jointed. This means your joints are very flexible. The most commonly affected joints are your elbows, wrists, fingers and knees.

How can I tell if I’m double-jointed?

Symptoms of joint hypermobility syndrome

  • pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles – particularly towards the end of the day and after physical activity.
  • clicking joints.
  • back and neck pain.
  • fatigue (extreme tiredness)
  • night pains – which can disrupt your sleep.
  • poor co-ordination.

Is triple jointed a thing?

It can affect one or more joints throughout the body. Hypermobile joints are common and occur in about 10 to 25% of the population, but in a minority of people, pain and other symptoms are present.

Why are kids double-jointed?

Joint hypermobility occurs when the soft tissues that surround and support each joint (also known as connective tissue) stretch more than usual and cause the joint to go beyond the normal range of motion.

How do you fix a hypermobile wrist?

wrist exercises for hypermobile joints

  1. Begin by sitting back on your heels.
  2. Extend the arm of the affected wrist in front of you and rotate it outward.
  3. Place your hand on the floor so that your fingertips are facing your knees and bring your bodyweight over your wrist.
  4. Apply as much pressure as you can to your hand.

Does being double-jointed cause pain?

Joint hypermobility syndrome is when you have very flexible joints and it causes you pain (you may think of yourself as being double-jointed). It usually affects children and young people and often gets better as you get older.