Hypermobility syndrome, the invisible illness. Little understood. Little talked about. Often belittled by the medical profession. Meet my girls, Erin is six and has already been in theatre seven times. Chloe is sixteen numerous broken fingers, dislocated knuckles, whiplash injury and soft tissue damaged. Growing pains, tummy upsets, fatigue. Osgood slaters disease and regular physio when she hurts.
Hypermobility syndrome is not rare but it’s implications are not often understood and explored. It it one of those invisible illnesses that affects suffers in different ways. No two individuals will have exactly the same set of injuries or complaints and that just makes it easier for those with hypermobility syndrome to be ignored.