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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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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (Definition)

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


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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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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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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

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 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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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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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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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