Most of us have heard of hyperextension but do we really know what this injury is? Hyperextension can occur in any joint, although it is most common in the knee, elbow, finger, neck, shoulder, and ankle. Hyperextension means that a joint has been forced to move beyond its normal range of motion. When this happens, there can be damaged tissues around the joint, and in a more severe case, the ligaments in this joint might stretch or tear.

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