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What Is Ligament Laxity?

It is always important to make sure that one maintains a certain level of flexibility. However, what many people don’t realize is that too much flexibility could lead to an individual experiencing pain and discomfort. This hyper-flexibility can actually increase the frequency and, in some cases, the severity of pain and discomfort one would experience from everyday life. Luckily enough, we here at Connetquot Chiropractic offer ligament laxity testing in Suffolk County for individuals who may be suffering from the symptoms that come about through lax ligaments.

But what does it mean if someone has “lax ligaments?” In basic terms, ligament laxity refers to one’s ability to be able to flex or extend a part of their body past the standardized level for a range of motion. Referred to by many as being “double-jointed,” ligament laxity usually occurs when the muscles that surround a specific joint are weaker than normal or if the ligaments that are around the joints are loose. It is common to see ligament laxity in children, mostly due to the fact that a child’s’ body is not fully developed yet. Some things that can cause lax ligaments to occur are:

Lax ligaments can be difficult to diagnose, which is why we here at Connetquot Chiropractic offer ligament laxity testing in Suffolk County. This way we can treat you and any specific pain or discomfort you may be experiencing. The effects of lax ligaments can also be magnified due to certain illnesses. Illnesses that can increase the probability of an individual having these symptoms are, but are not limited to:

  • Cleidocranial Dysostosis
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Morquio Syndrome

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation for ligament laxity testing in Suffolk County at Connetquot Chiropractic. Take the first step towards a more comfortable lifestyle today by contacting us at 631-738-9539.

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