Our common approach to exercise often causes pain for people with “laxed” joints. Their joints move out of natural alignment. This condition is also called hyper-mobile, gumby, hyper-flexible, or double-jointed.
Pain from this condition is largely ignored because hyper-flexible joints are admired and encouraged in some circles, like yoga, gymnastics and dance. Some people consider this to be part of “flexibility,” but it’s really the inability to activate the body’s tensional network.