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I must have have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (9/9 Beighton score, SEVERE IBS, joint pain, ortho intolerance, etc) but waiting lists for specialists are 1+ years long. Any advice on getting help sooner?

I must have have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (9/9 Beighton score, SEVERE IBS, joint pain, ortho intolerance, etc) but waiting lists for specialists are 1+ years long. Any advice on getting help sooner?

Natural therapies: Ehlers-danlos syndrome has no magical solution. Loose ligaments require well toned & strong-muscle compensations. The easiest form of physical exercise is aqua therapy, whereby water buoyancy negates weak muscles overwhelmed by gravity. Treatment w. non-toxic therapies of nutrition, herbs, massage, & yoga rounds out sphere of rational therapies. Prolotherapy might have place at therapeutic table. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Is it really possible to be double jointed if eds?

Is it really possible to be double jointed if eds?

No: There's no such thing as a double joint. You can be extremely flexible, and folks with ehlers danlos often are incredibly flexible. This comes from laxity in the ligaments and connective tissues surrounding the joints. The joints themselves, where the bones meet, have the same number of connections as anyone else. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you're double jointed from eds?

How can you tell if you're double jointed from eds?

Clinical diagnosis: The collagen diagnostic laboratory offers diagnostic testing for eds type IV (vascular eds), eds type vi (kyphoscoliotic eds) and eds vii (arthrochalasia). Testing for eds types i and ii (classical eds) is available elsewhere. There is presently no laboratory test available for individuals with the most common form of eds - eds type iii or hypermobility eds. It remains a clinical diagnosis.. ...Read more

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How can I ease my hyperextensible joints? Eds

How can I ease my hyperextensible joints? Eds

Muscle strengthening: Muscle strengthening exercises are the long-term solution. Short term, recommend trying tylenol (acetaminophen) first up to 3000mg per day. If you fail that, consider an anti-inflammatory like motrin, advil, alleve. Make sure to follow instructions on bottle. Go bucks! ...Read more

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I have pain in my neck and have had many joint surgeries, is this common in eds?

I have pain in my neck and have had many joint surgeries, is this common in eds?

Hard to tell: Neck pain and joint pain is just as common in eds as in many other non-eds causes. As far as joint surgeries go, I am not sure what kind of surgeries you had and for what reason. Definitely, eds patients have multiple joint problems (hypermobility, fractures, laxaty etc.) that makes them prone to trauma etc. ...Read more

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How rare is it for someone to have double jointed fingers without Marfan's or eds?

How rare is it for someone to have double jointed fingers without Marfan's or eds?

Not rare at all: Flexibility of the joints, both large and small, is common. Many normal folks have this, and so do folks with certain genetic conditions, like eds and marfan syndrome, two of hundreds of genetic conditions that feature joint hyperextensibility. Are you worried about these conditions? Bring your concerns up with your regular doctor at your next check up. ...Read more

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Double jointed, long tongue, tall, slim, stretchy skin-- is that a bad form of eds?

Yes it is bad for: Any one, it cause the joints to e exposed to un usual forces leading to early arthritis and more fractures. ...Read more

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Daughter may have ehlers-danlos syndrome and hey hypermobile joints seem to b getting worse. Could the possible diagnosis b wrong or is it normal for eds?

Daughter may have ehlers-danlos syndrome and hey hypermobile joints seem to b getting worse. Could the possible diagnosis b wrong or is it normal for eds?

Keep active but safe: Hypermobility is usually best treated with an appropriately designed physical therapy program followed by dedication to low-impact aerobic activity. Hypermobility typically improves with age but depending on the patient can also present with a range of symptoms over time. Evaluation by a Rheumatologist can help although genetic testing is somewhat limited. ...Read more

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Why do I have joint pain?

Why do I have joint pain?

Too general: Sorry, this is way too general a question...Even with specifics including your age, medical history, family history, work history, and additional answers the possible causes are many, many things...Please see your doctor to discuss your concerns! this would be like ordering pants for someone and not knowing the gender, age or size! ...Read more

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What could cause joint pain?

What could cause joint pain?

Many causes: Arthritis, injury, overuse, nerve damage, pinched nerve. Please be more specific and restate your question. There are to many possibilities to list. ...Read more

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Wgat does joint pain feel like?

Wgat does joint pain feel like?

Pain: Picture your knee with a shock absorber inside and a small amount of lubricating fluid. That is normal. Now picture the lubrication or shock absorber to be defective. The result is a general pain in the joint worse on weight bearing. Sometime swelling occurs. ...Read more

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What is the cause fro joint pain?

What is the cause fro joint pain?

See details: There are over one hundred typesof arthritis so there are that many causes. Joint pain in general is caused by inflammatiom and/or damage. ...Read more

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What are some causes of joint pain?

Many causes: There are many possible causes of joint pain to include: bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis, fractures, gout, sprains, strains, & cancer as well as other infectious and inflammatory diseases. ...Read more

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What is causing all this joint pain?

What is causing all this joint pain?

So broad a ?: Joint pain has many causes. Whole specialists r studying 4 causes. There r so many, with ur ?There needs to more detailed information. What joint, fever, swelling, injury? Even with more specific information u need 2 c a rheumatologist, even then it requires a lot of testing ; touching 2 come up with a dx. ...Read more

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What medicine are taken in joint pain?

Antiinflammatories: Most commonly, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen are taken for joint pain. Many of these are available over-the-counter. Always follow the instructions on the package. ...Read more

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What r the causes of sudden joint pain?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of joint pain?

What are the common causes of joint pain?

Arthritis, swelling: Typically, the most common cause would probably be arthritiis where there is damage to the joint surfaces. Also, with many cases there can be associated synovitis when there is more fluid in the joint than normal which will cause increased pain and swelling. Treatment is usually with nsaid, local cortisone injections, and hyaluranate gel injections. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe joint pain?

What are the causes of severe joint pain?

Several: We don't have enough space to go into all the possibilities but if this is a current condition it should be evaluated by your physicain. This is not normal and in most cases will have a diagnosis which can be treated. ...Read more

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What could cause joint pain in adolescents?

What could cause joint pain in adolescents?

Many things: Adolescents could have many things, from a stress fracture, "growing pains, " juvenile arthritis, or even simple overuse. See your doctor - they should be able to steer you down the right path. ...Read more

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