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Understanding Your Beighton Score

Your Beighton Score result is defined as the total number of positive joint actions out of 9 points maximum – 1 point is given for each positive action in the 5 scored questions below. Because joints often stiffen as individuals/patients age, gathering historical joint mobility information by asking questions such as, “Can you now or have you previously been able to…” (see question #7 on EDS Wellness’ Self-Scoring Generalized Joint Hypermobility Questionnaire) are also important.

Beighton Scoring and Total Points for Generalized Joint Hypermobility (GJH) Criterion:

– Beighton Score of 4/9 or higher for adults 50 years old and over
– Beighton Score of 5/9 or higher for adults 50 years old and under
– Beighton Score of 6/9 or higher for children (pre-puberty)

 Additional Links
  • EDS Wellness’ Self-Scoring Hypermbolity Questionnaire
  • The Beighton Score
  • About Joint Hypermobility
  • Types of Joint Hypermobility
  • The Spectrum of Joint Hypermobility
  • Hypermobility Syndromes
  • Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD)
  • Connective Tissue Disorders & Diseases Associated with Hypermobility
  • Possible Comorbid Manifestations
  • Assessing Joint Hypermobility for Professionals
  • What are Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS)?
  • 2017 International EDS Classification & Diagnostic Criteria
  • Diagnosing Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS)
  • I have EDS (or another Hypermobility Related Disorder), Now What?
  • Why The Zebra?

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EDS Wellness is not your doctor or hospital, nor do we have healthcare providers in our employ. As stated above, in and of itself, the Beighton Score is NOT used for diagnosis, does NOT equate to a diagnosis, nor does it rule out the possibility of specific medical conditions, genetic disorders, or diseases. The Beighton Score is NOT a substitute for more in-depth, thorough & often necessary diagnostic workups or appropriate genetic testing. This Generalize Hypermobility Questionnaire and information contained on EDS Wellness’ Website, are not designed to, and should not be construed to as medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion or treatment to you or any other individual, and is not intended as a substitute for medical or professional care and treatment. Always consult an appropriate healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and care, if appropriate, and before trying a new treatment, therapy, or anything else as it relates to your health & healthcare. EDS Wellness, its owner, board members & affiliates, assume no liability for issues or injuries that may result from viewing and/or personal participation in this Generalize Hypermobility Questionnaire. The participant/user assumes all risks.