Hypermobility...I have questions. I need help, please.

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  1. growingbuns

    growingbuns New Member

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    So I'm hypermobile and have chondromalacia patellae. All my joints creak, etc.

    My posture is terrible, my knees and lower/top part of my back ache. When I say my posture is terrible I mean I have an anterior pelvic tilt and hyperextended knees...I don't know if they go hand in hand or if the hyperextension of the knees has to do more with me being hypermobile and having knock knees. I sound like a monster, shitty genes I guess hahaha.

    Anyway, what exercises should I be working on at the gym to try and fix these things? Are they even "fixable"? What kind of specialist would I have to see?

    Squats are a no no for me. My knees are those of an 80yo...
     
  2. fruitybec

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    Hey! I have extreme knee hypermobility and am knock kneed also. I have had recurrent patella dislocations. If you are having dislocations/subluxations it is worth looking into joint hypermobility disorder (or connective tissue disorders like Ehlers Danlos if your symptoms are severe).

    I recommend seeing an exercise physiologist if you are covered/can afford it. They provided me with the foundation on how to work out my body working with the way my legs are. It may take a few different therapists until you get one you like. I used to think squats were out of the question for me, and now they are one of my favourite exercises and key to strengthening my legs!

    Also take care not to hyper-extend your knees when doing any load bearing lifting and especially leg press. Google “leg press hyper extension” for nightmare fuel.
     

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