Category Archives: Pain Management

Exercising in hEDS

An excellent talk I highly recommend – I found it very helpful. Watch it full-screen, I am sure if you are new to this new to this condition and are watching it for the first time, you will want to … Continue reading

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Reblog: Exercise for Chronic Pain

If you have a chronic pain illness and you have already started to exercise, are making plans to exercise, or are not well enough to exercise now but hope to in the future, Cass has some tips for you: Exercise … Continue reading

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Link: Hypermobility Syndrome For Physiotherapy Professionals

Two excellent articles for physiotherapy professionals on hypermobility syndrome and how to manage patients who have this condition are here: Hypermobility Syndrome Part-1 Hypermobility Syndrome Part-2  (Written by Health Williams) If you are unable to view both the links open … Continue reading

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Protect your arms and hands

Joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) affect the connective tissues (the stuff that holds us together and binds one thing to another in the body) of the body and leads to multi-site painful conditions. In particular, JHS causes laxity of ligaments (the … Continue reading

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How much pain?

Pain is highly subjective and a complex sensation and phenomenon. There are many scales and questionnaires that attempt to objectively quantify pain. A well-known pain scale is the McGill Pain Index.

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Link: Heating Pad or Ice Pack for Pain?

There are all sorts of products and ideas for relieving pain that use either heat or cold. If you usually use either of the two approaches: heat and cold, it may even sound counterintuitive that the other approach can also … Continue reading

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Yoga – a double edged sword in H-EDS/JHS

Yoga is one of the most effective system of fitness approaches to not just physical but also mental well-being. If you have H-EDS/JHS and suffer from chronic musculoskeletal pain, there is a likelihood of you gravitating to yoga at some point … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain in JHS

Ah, me! the Prison House of Pain!—what lessons there are bought!— Lessons of a sublimer strain Than any elsewhere taught. – Florence Earle Coates, Poems, Volume Two, The House of Pain Chronic pain is a pain that lasts beyond three … Continue reading

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