Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for February 07, 2007

So I tried the Joint Hypermobility test and scored four points out of a possible nine.

Although the Beighton score is a useful guide, doctors will now consider other factors and symptoms in order to confirm a diagnosis of hypermobility. The ‘1998 Brighton Criteria’, as they are known, allow for the fact that some people have hypermobility in fewer than four joints, and that hypermobility may also affect parts of the body besides the joints.

For a diagnosis of hypermobility to be confirmed your doctor would expect:

2 major criteria or
1 major + 2 minor criteria or
4 minor criteria or
2 minor criteria + a first-degree relative (parent, child, brother or sister) with confirmed hypermobility.

My four points fell under the major criteria and nothing under the minor categories. So I guess I don’t have hypermobility, but it’s all interesting.


February 10, 2007 - Posted by | Health |

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