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The following abbreviations are used:
JHS = Joint Hypermobility Syndrome
EDS = Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
HMSs = hypermobility syndromes
Some may be familiar with using the term HMS (Hypermobility Syndrome) as a diagnosis that describes them being hypermobile and in pain. Here we use the term JHS in its place. Others use the term JHS or EDS-Hypermobility Type to describe their condition. In the section on Hypermobility and illness we aim to explain that there is a spectrum from just being hypermobile with no symptoms to being hypermobile with joint symptoms with or without mild variations of other signs and symptoms (JHS), and to being hypermobile with joint and other complex problems (EDS).
The term HMSs is used here simply as an abbreviation for the words hypermobility syndromes when we are talking about all the disorders associated with hypermobility, there and is not used as a diagnostic term in its own right.