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What increases my risk for hypermobility syndrome?

In the majority of cases, hypermobility syndrome is believed to be inherited, so your risk is increased by genetic factors. Children, women, and people with Down syndrome tend to have more joint hypermobility, but children will often outgrow it since the aging process limits joint flexibility. Some activities-like gymnastics-may also put you at risk for hypermobility syndrome by over-stretching your joints.

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