What is the Difference Between
Joint Hypermobility and EDS?
Hypermobility joint syndrome (HJS) means your joints are “looser” than normal. It’s typically referred to as being double jointed. It is a common joint or muscle problem in children and young adults.
Because there is no direct genetic test for EDS Hypermobility Type, there is some medical debate about whether all hypermobility syndromes could actually be a subtype of EDS hypermobility. For many experts, the distinction between Hypermobility Syndrome, and the hypermobile type of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is not an important one clinically, especially as the treatment and management of both conditions is generally the same.
But generally, doctors follow this criteria for diagnosis: https://www.ehlers-danlos.com/heds-diagnostic-checklist/
—Korey Pieper, DPT, OCS, CCI