So in my previous post, someone pointed out to me there is a condition called Ehlers Danlos. I was unaware of this before and have been googling ever since. Memories and "Ah ha" moments keep coming to me.
I have very flat feet.
I can touch my thumb to my wrist....pediatrician made me realize this as a child and told me I was "double jointed."
My shoulders used to somewhat slide out of place when stretching as a child. Very painful.
My knees, even very young, would always hurt and ache with changing weather.
My pelvis during pregnancy felt like it was literally separating and falling apart. VERY painful.
Almost ALL of my joints pop...all the time. Wrists, fingers, knees, back, ankles, toes, elbows, etc.
I can't even lie flat on my back because it feels like my pelvis is separating somewhat, and feels as if my SI joints are coming out of place.
My back feels as though it is in constant need of an adjustment. My upper back feels "stuck" quite a bit. Like I know it needs to pop and it's too high up for me to do it. Massage therapist even made a comment, "Wow, you really need an adjustment."
After pregnancy, chiropractor took an x-ray...said I have a minor scoliosis.
And a big kicker...I can stand on the top of my toes. I don't mean like a ballerina. I mean I can literally bend my toes under, and stand on the literal tops of them. Crazy trick I would always do for friends.
My mother is also very flexible, with bad joints.
All of this is just now hitting me. How common is Ehlers Danlos?
And even if that's not the case, I think it's obvious my problem stems from hypermobility.
So, needless to say, I have already made an appointment. I am going to see an orthopedic doctor next week. Not sure what other kind of doctor to see besides an ortho. So I will start there. I pray that he really listens to me and I am not just a patient number! I can't afford to hop around and see 5 different doctors. I am really interested to see what he has to say. Keeping fingers crossed!