Cortical Thickness in Understanding ASD and ADHD
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by Adam Foster
2M ago
If you would prefer to listen to this article, please click below. I have talked a lot about the prevalence of Neurodiversity found within the hypermobile population over the last few years. And to be honest, it’s very important to do so!   Most studies find that over 50% of participants with a diagnosis of Autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), tic disorders, and Tourette syndrome, are hypermobile, compared with just 20% from the general population. So, guess what today’s article is going to be about? Well, a fantastic new research study that, potential ..read more
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Hypermobility and Exercise: Part 1
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by Adam Foster
3M ago
If you’re reading this, then chances are you’ve been on quite the journey with your hypermobile body over the last few years. You’ve probably heard it all before, the endless advice about building muscle to stabilise those wobbly joints. However, let’s be real, it’s not always that straightforward, is it?  A lot of the time some of the advice just doesn’t make sense, or you have already tried it and it just didn’t really help. How are you supposed to take the advice of building muscle to support, let’s say, a shoulder joint, when simply holding a cup subluxate/dislocates the joint? Likewi ..read more
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Is Hypermobility Linked to Autism?
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by Adam Foster
8M ago
Every so often, a topic emerges from the depths of medical research that makes us sit up and take notice. Today, we’re delving into one such intriguing subject: the potential link between hypermobility and autism. Now, before you wonder if this is just another medical rabbit hole, let me assure you, that there’s more to this than meets the eye. In recent years, the whispers within the scientific community have grown louder, suggesting a connection between the elasticity of our joints and the intricacies of the autistic spectrum. It’s a topic that, on the surface, seems as unrelated as chalk an ..read more
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Alexithymia and Chronic Pain
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by Adam Foster
9M ago
In the whirlwind of today’s ever-evolving world, isn’t it often the case that our emotional well-being takes a back seat amidst the relentless hustle? But here’s something to ponder: our emotional health, often overlooked, is actually a cornerstone of our overall well-being, influencing not just our mental state but our physical health as well. Now, have you heard of “alexithymia“? It’s an emotional trait that’s been making waves in recent discussions. At a cursory glance, alexithymia, with its hallmark difficulty in identifying and expressing emotions, might just seem like another tick on the ..read more
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Understanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
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by Adam Foster
9M ago
Dive deep into the annals of medical literature and you’ll stumble upon a condition that’s been both a conundrum and a source of heartache for many: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). At first glance, the sheer intensity of the symptoms associated with CRPS might seem exaggerated. But for those ensnared in its grip, the pain is as real as it gets. This blog post is set to unpack the mysteries of CRPS from a wealth of research that’s been both enlightening and, at times, contentious. So, if you’re ready for a deep dive into the world of CRPS, where myths are debunked, mechanisms are laid ba ..read more
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What is Coat Hanger Pain
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by Adam Foster
9M ago
Ever found yourself rubbing your neck after a long day, wondering why it feels like you’ve been hanging by a coat hanger? Well, you’re not alone. ‘Coat hanger pain’, as it’s colloquially known, is a phenomenon that has puzzled many, leading them down a rabbit hole of research and self-diagnosis. But what really lies behind this peculiar name? Is it just a quirky term for a common ache, or is there more to the story? Now, I’ve delved deep into various blogs, articles, and studies to unravel this mystery for you. And trust me, it’s been quite the journey! From understanding the anatomy of our ne ..read more
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How are Hypermobility and EDS diagnosed?
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by Adam Foster
9M ago
Greetings from our corner of the web! Have you ever heard of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)? Or perhaps you, or someone close to you, have been noticing symptoms like joint hypermobility, unusually stretchy or fragile skin, or perhaps bruises appearing at the slightest touch? If so, you’re in the right place. EDS represents a collection of rare inherited conditions that primarily target the connective tissue – the unsung hero that lends support to various parts of our body, be it the skin, joints, or even our vital organs. Dive into this article as we unravel the mysteries of EDS, shedding light ..read more
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Childhood Adversities and Chronic Pain
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by Adam Foster
10M ago
Today, we’ve got a fascinating, if somewhat intense, discussion for you, based on a compilation of numerous scientific studies. It’s a topic that feels a bit heavy, and we want to handle it with all the care and respect it deserves. We’ll be exploring the connections between adverse childhood experiences—referred to as ACEs—and the later occurrence of chronic pain in adulthood. Before we dive in, it’s crucial to clarify that not all chronic pain is associated with past trauma or adverse experiences. Our bodies and experiences are complex, and there are a myriad of reasons why someone might str ..read more
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Hypermobility Syndrome Symptoms
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by Adam Foster
1y ago
Ever heard of Hypermobility Syndrome? If you’re like most people, you probably haven’t. And yet, this condition is more common than you might think, especially among children and young adults. In fact, up to 15% of kids have hypermobile joints that usually tighten up to a normal range of motion as they get older. But for some, their joints don’t tighten with age, leading to a host of painful symptoms as they go through life. In this blog, we’ll delve into the world of Hypermobility Syndrome, shedding light on what it is, how it’s caused, and the issues that come along with it. We’ll debunk som ..read more
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Knee Weakness
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by Adam Foster
1y ago
Hello reader, welcome to our exploration of the enigmatic world of knee pain and weakness. If you’re here, chances are you’ve experienced knee pain, or perhaps you’ve been privy to the special treat that is knee weakness. Maybe you’re trying to open a jar of pickles and your knees feel like they’re auditioning for a part in a jelly commercial. Or, it might be that walking up a flight of stairs feels like summiting Everest. If that sounds all too familiar, you’re definitely in the right place. Knee pain and weakness can be more than just a nuisance. It’s like an uninvited guest who not only gat ..read more
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