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    Default Hypermobile shoulders

    So a physiotherapist friend (not my PT, I haven't officially seen one in decades) remarked that I have hypermobile shoulders when she saw me extend my arm overhead and backwards. She said I'm lucky I have such big muscles around the joints otherwise I would probably have had pain and damage long ago (I'm 48 yo) from a lifetime of wheelchair use.
    So who has significant shoulder problems?
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    As you know Roger, I had a shoulder problem just over a year ago, which has basically changed my mobility for ever. I've never actually heard of hypermobile shoulders. I would have thought that big shoulder muscles for a wheelchair user was an advantage.

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    Yes the physio said my big muscles are actually protecting the joint from problems caused by the hypermobility. I can extend my arms about 20 degrees beckwards past straight up - most people can do only a few degrees past vertical. If my muscles were lighter she says I would probably dislocate my shoulders quite often.
    Last edited by Dodger67; 06-03-2016 at 09:05 PM.
    Roger
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