Ehlers-Danlos (EDS) , Hypermobility, and Exercise

We all remember a kid who wowed us with her “double-jointed” tricks. Maybe we were that kid. Maybe our bodies were unique in other ways, too, with stretchy skin or stretch marks where there was no fat. Maybe we had chronic episodes of acid reflux, indigestion, constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, or diarrhea. As we grew older, we suffered dislocations, sprains from unstable joints, and pain that would not respond to medications. After a dozen doctor visits we began to think we were crazy, or we struggled to convince our doctors that we weren’t just imagining it. Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS) are...