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How Do You Get Eds
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a medical condition characterized by hypermobile joints, very elastic or stretchy skin that bruises easily, and other abnormalities. It is caused by defects in collagen, an important structural protein that is responsible for the strength of many different types of tissue including skin, ...Read more
Not necessarily: Good teaching in joint protection will prevent disability. Fibromyalgia frequently accompanies people with hypermobility without apparent arthritis. I encourage your husband to take care of himself so that he does not become disabled. Living off of disability is a meager existence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clinical criteria: It is usually a clinical diagnosis made using a set of clinical criteria; however, there are some genetic tests that can look for some variants of eds. ...Read more
What is the mechanism by which local anesthesia is transient or ineffective in eds/hypermobility patients? Where can I get more information?
Not true: There is no any issues with response to local anesthesia is association with eds. ...Read more
If a physio therapist thinks I have eds, who should I get in contact with when family dr say can only find out with a biopsy and won't do anything?
Clinical Findings: The diagnosis of ehler danlos syndrome is based on the clinical symptoms and family history and for some types of eds a skin biopsy is needed to help with the diagnosis. If you have clinical symptoms with or without family history, and you need a skin biopsy, it has to be ordered by your family doctor.If you are not happy with his opinion you can see another md or a rheumatologist for second opinion. ...Read more
I have eds hypermobility No on can help much. I get severe neck and head pain, What can I do for relief? Massage helps, holding head takes pressure of
Ergonomics: It sounds like a tough problem and it sounds like you've already looked into it some. With EDS hypermobility, you should pay extra attention to ergonomics when you're working. For example no staring down at laptops (you should be looking straight ahead so as not to put stress on your neck). Massage is a good idea. Also seeing a physical therapist might help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a person have hypotonia and eds at the same time? I know I have hypotonia but i can also get joints out of place without trying, is that from it ?
Unlikely: It is possible but unlikely. Check with a rheumatologist or a genecist for a better answer. ...Read more
Hip pain into lower back and pelvic area, no injury that i remember. Hurt before but now can't even eat smell of food makes me wanna get sick. Eds?
Hi! I have EDS classic and get chronic pain sometimes at random, predominantly due to lots of activity during the day. The pain is usually in my legs, but can be in my arms. The pain will continuously get worse until I take medication. Other options?
What causes muscle spasms in abdominal and chest walls and how do I get relief? Can a physiatrist do "dry needling" in the abdomen? I have CMT & EDS. The cmt lead to nerve palsy & restrictive airway
Yes: Trigger point injections can be administered into the specific areas of tense muscles. Use a marker pen and place dots at the specific spots of pain prior to your doctor visit. The medicine will sting when it hits the spasm. The concern in the chest cavity is not puncturing a lung. A short needle should be used in this area. Doable by someone with experience. ultrasound or c arm commonly used. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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