I Am Double-jointed

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 129 People

    Hitch Hikers Thumb.

    I have this thing called "hitch hikers thumb". A lot of people at school thought it was weird in a good way. I like to pop my thumbs like that haha. Sometimes I wonder how non-double jointed thumb people handle their day.
    deleted deleted
    May 17, 2013

    I'm double jointed and can do a lot of weird

    things lol they freak people out
    Tyelioo Tyelioo
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2014


    i have HMS, also known as Hyper Mobility Syndrome, and people with schooling can probably figure out what that means. my joints move easier than most people's can, and that means they can also break easier. HMS can also cause birth deffects (in MY kid, if i have one, not ME). i...
    18-21, F
    Aug 17, 2009


    i am double jointed everywhere except my knees. i can disslocate both shoulders and put them back in, i can move around the bones in mt fingers, etc. i am also VERY flexible. i have HMS (hyper mobility syndrome), which isnt that great actually.
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 17, 2009

    Never Seen Anything Like It!

    Ive always been double jointed in my thumb but a year or two later i just started doing stuff. I can move some kind of veins in my knuckles and it freaks every buddy out! And then, i do this thing with my shoulder. Okay so you know how your shoulder and arm are a ball joint...
    Mirro Mirro
    Apr 19, 2012

    Just My Right Thumb!

    My right thumb can move like nobody has ever seen before. One of my nieces said it looks like a weird gear shifter!
    slimmmerman slimmmerman
    41-45, M
    Nov 19, 2012

    All Over the Place.

    my thumbs, my knuckles, my elbows, my hips, my shoulders. the doctors seem to think that living a life of double-jointedness has contributed to my current joint issues :( i like to whip out the double-jointed tricks every now and again, just to hear people squeal in disgust...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2007

    Can anyone else do that I've been able to do it

    since I was in like second grade
    smitlord smitlord
    18-21, M
    Oct 19, 2015

    I love being double jointed!

    ! It's so fun freaking people out:3 Say ME if you're double jointed and tell me what you guys can do! Love you all<3
    yepyep14 yepyep14
    16-17, F
    Jan 24, 2014

    I can pop out my shoulders,

    and play jump-rope with my arms :D
    deleted deleted
    Jan 31, 2014

    I can do a bunch of things,

    like opening a fridge with my shoulder blade. Freaking people out is so fun.
    SophieEg SophieEg
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2014

    My Fingers

    I can do a lot of weird things with my fingers. During parent teacher conferences I was sitting at a table with my art teacher and my mom, and my mom asked if I sketched one of my "finger tricks" and showed it to my teacher. I did one of them, and asked, "This one?" My mom says...
    chococat159 chococat159
    1 Response Aug 12, 2011

    Like Nearly In Every Joint

    I'm extremely flexible, and it might be due to my double jointedness. I'm not too sure. The reason I say this is because practically nobody in my family is flexible AT ALL, and I'm over here with the capability to identify as a pretzel! I sometimes enjoy freaking people out...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 11, 2013

    Super Flexible

    I am super flexible. I am so flexible that I just do things like twist my arms and bring them over my head, to stretch. I am also able to pop out my shoulder blades and touch the top of my head with my feet. It freaks some people out cause, I do stretch alot, and it looks like I...
    flexswag flexswag
    18-21, M
    Nov 26, 2011

    Comes In Handy...

    I have always been extremely double jointed all over my body. For most of my life, I've found it kinda cool but also very annoying. My ankles will roll at odd moments and some of the joints are very loose so they pop in and out of place at random. This tendency for looseness...
    StellaDiBellezza StellaDiBellezza
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 24, 2011


    wrong type of joints just kiddin i had to type that and i dont even smoke weed
    13thstep13 13thstep13
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 25, 2011

    I'm double jointed in my fingers :D being

    double jointed is awesome
    toiletwater toiletwater
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2014

    Jus' My Elbows. :)

    I am only double-jointed in my elbows. They look cool when I do my little double-jointed trick with them, though! ~Jennie
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm
    18-21, F
    Jan 25, 2008

    Basically Everything But My Knees!

    I have always had Double-Jointed thumbs. Apparently they used to stick out at "ridiculous" angles when I was a baby - even when I was asleep. I also have "triple" (Okay, extremely Hyper-reflexive) Elbows. My shoulders are also Double-Jointed. This all lead...
    Pixie87 Pixie87
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 4, 2009

    In My Arms & Fingers.

    I just discovered that I was double jointed a few months ago, I was stretching and found out that I can bend my arms and fingers in ways that normally people couldn't. My legs are also very flexible but I don't think they are double jointed, I can put them far back behind my head...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 11, 2011

    I have double-jointing in my shoulders,

    to the point I can lay my arms along the top of my torso.
    JackMann JackMann
    22-25, M
    Jan 24, 2016
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