Can hypermobility increase pain in Juvenile Fibromyalgia syndrome?

Can hypermobility increase pain in Juvenile Fibromyalgia syndrome?

Awareness, Chronic Illness, Fibromyalgia, Research, Symptoms
Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal, 2012, states Juvenile Fibromyalgia (JFM) is correlated with 40% of children and teenagers who also have benign hypermobility (HM). In fact, in adults hypermobility is an often seen comorbid condition. Pediatric Rheumatology, however, undertook an observational study to see if the hypermobility affects the pain experience of adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia. It must be mentioned that juvenile fibromyalgia is a relatively new area. Often the reason it took people a decade or more to be diagnosed it because early symptoms were ignored, puzzled over and passed on leaving the patient to continually get worse and eventually get diagnosed in their twenties if they were lucky.  So there has been a great deal of progress to see people acknowledging the syndrome presents far earlier than they had…
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