Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) is a connective tissue disorder that causes hypermobility of joints (abnormally large range of motion/movement) and may be confused with Ehler Danlos Syndrome and Marfan’s Syndrome. According to Rheumatology Advisor, Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome are connective tissue disorders with multisystem manifestations.1. Joint hypermobility Syndrome commonly affects the musculoskeletal system and results in recurrent injuries, dislocations, sprains and stiffness.

A study of 28 women with joint hypermobility syndrome and 232 female controls participated in a case-cohort study and the results indicated that migraine prevalence was 75% in JHS patients and 43% in controls.2