Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ankylophobia: The Fear of the Immobility of a Joint

Ankylophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of the immobility of a joint.  This phobia may be caused by having a disabling chronic illness such as Rheumatoid Arthritis or from seeing someone who has a similar condition.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Ankylophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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