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Hypermobile 7 year old - help???


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Hi.  I'm hoping someone here can help, since POTS is so frequently comorbid with hypermobility.  I've had POTS since 2005, but I am not hypermobile.  My DD7 is hypermobile, so far with no symptoms of POTS (fingers crossed!).  But she keeps hyperextending/straining her left elbow when she falls - 3 times now in 3 months.  It's causing her a lot of pain.  

Do you have any suggestions on how to help her?  They would be so greatly appreciated!

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I am sorry to hear about your daughter. I have only been diagnosed with POTS for a few weeks and I fear that it will be in my boys' future as well. My great suggestion is to find a good Chiropractor. I know a lot of people think they are quacks, and some are. But the search for a good one is definately worth it. I am hypermobile (possible EDS type 3) and all my joints are super loose, but if I go to my Chiropractor regularly I do notice my joints stiffen up and don't feel so loose. I am not sure where you live but years ago there used to be a clinic called Chiro One in my area. If their franchise is still open nationwide, look up how their practice works and try to find something similar. It took me a while to find my current one but he is worth it. My 14 year old son (who is showing signs of POTS too) is hypermobile like me as well. He was also diagnosised with femoral anteversion a few years and is the klutziest kid I have seen in a long time. My chiropractor took a look and he also had scoliosis. Sometimes things are there that suprise you and a chiro can help fix it.

Sorry this was so long winded, I just figured I would add my 2 cents and could hopefully help.

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My suggestion is to find an EDS specialist for your daughter. I know of only one specialist, Dr. Tinkle from a friend. Her daughter is diagnosed with EDS. There can be other underlying conditions with this diagnosis. So until you know what you may be up against, please get her checked by a specialist first.

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