Articular and joint hypermobility
Some people have very “loose” joints by nature; the ligaments that support joint stability are looser than they should be, so uncontrolled forces acting on the joint act directly on the cartilage before they are absorbed by the ligaments. Articular hypermobility often causes migratory joint pain, so the aim of rehabilitation is to train sufficient strength and coordination in the muscles, thus actively stabilising the joints and controlling the pain.
People without enough strength to load joints, ligaments and tendons correctly in daily life tend to misuse and overload these tissues. Effective strength, coordination, and endurance as well as a balanced stretching programme may help relieve the pain.