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A 22-year-old female asked:

16y m with congenital icthyosis. elbow, wrist, knee, ankle joint pain and stiffness. greater in the morning. relieved by walking/movement!

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Physical Therapy: Congenital Ichthyosis is a genetic disorder; presents at birth with blisters of skin; progresses to thickened, marked scaling of skin; worse over flexural creases of joints & more. Treatment is mainly supportive. Tight skin limits joint range of motion. Increasing your physical activity can help which is why you get relief with movement. See doctor to begin physical therapy; Yoga helps too.

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Last updated Aug 28, 2014

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