Joint hypermobility is a condition where the joints move beyond the normal range, with little effort. It's often due to variations in collagen, a protein essential for maintaining the strength and elasticity of skin, ligaments, and tendons.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a group of inherited disorders on the hypermobile spectrum, affecting connective tissue, primarily the skin, joints, and walls of blood vessels.
Types of EDS
Hypermobility: The most common form, marked by joint hypermobility and often chronic joint pain.
Classical: Characterized by highly elastic, fragile skin, and widespread scarring.
Vascular: A more severe form, affecting blood vessels and internal organs, potentially leading to life-threatening complications.
EDS can significantly affect daily activities, leading to challenges in mobility, frequent injuries, and psychological stress. Key signs of hypermobility spectrum disorders include:
Understanding its impact is vital for compassionate care and effective management.
EDS is primarily caused by genetic mutations affecting collagen synthesis and processing. Family history, specific genetic markers, and comorbid conditions like hypermobility spectrum disorders are notable risk factors.
Dr. Sharan's expertise in EDS offers a path toward managing symptoms and enhancing overall well-being. His comprehensive approach starts with a detailed assessment of joint flexibility, skin condition, lifestyle and occupational habits to understand each patient's unique situation.
Dr. Deepak Sharan's innovative approach to pain management has helped over a million patients across 45 countries. His personalized and comprehensive rehabilitation techniques have achieved significant success, enabling many to enjoy prolonged pain-free lives.
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