posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 11:56 AM
reply to post by k21968
Excellent! Knew you'd get it.
I'm in my 40's now, too, so I know what you mean. I've gotten so slippery in the past where I've had to
brace my joints. Funniest one was when I had to brace both ankles, a knee, my wrists while using crutches (hip) and a sling (shoulder). Had to go
to the grocery store like that and the cashier just stared at me with dim horror on her face. I just said "car accident"--was good enough for her,
My docs thought I might have a bit of Ehler-Danlos because I've got the super soft baby skin. However, they never did any tests for it. If it is,
it's super mild. That little extra dash of elasticity has its perks though. I'm still pretty limber for my age and level of arthritis and my skin
is comparable to a 25 year old. Those two things might be worth the occasional dislocation...maybe, lol. Ask me when I dislocate something next, hee
You're doing the right thing with the naproxen. Just keep taking it til it slips back into place. Might want to brace it for a bit after it does so
you can keep it where it belongs while it heals. Nothing is more irritating than relocating something only to have it slip right out again, lol.
Good luck, Fellow Mutant! My daughter is a mutant, too. I live vicariously through her hypermobility adventures now, muahahahhaaha.