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Kyle Richards Shares That She Has “Hypermobility Syndrome”

The RHOBH cast member opened up about having the syndrome: “You’re not supposed to be born like this.”

By Jocelyn Vena
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Fans of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are very familiar with Kyle Richards’ ability to do splits. It’s pretty much the RHOBH cast member’s signature move. But as it turns out, there’s more to the story.

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In a preview of the upcoming August 10 episode of RHOBH, Kyle shares that she has “hypermobility syndrome” and that is why she is able to do splits and stretch so easily. “I’m not just bendy, I actually have something called hypermobility syndrome,” she says in the clip above. “This is actually a problem. You’re not supposed to be born like this.”

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Joint hypermobility — the ability of a joint to move beyond its normal range of motion — is common in children and decreases with age. Having a few hypermobile joints isn’t unusual. In most people, joint hypermobility causes no problems and requires no treatment. But in some people, hypermobility causes joint pain and may result in a higher incidence of dislocations and sprains.”

To hear more about it from Kyle, you can watch the full clip above.

Kyle previously opened up about her signature move in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills After Show, which you can check out in the clip below.

Here's the History Behind Kyle Richards Doing the Splits

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