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Going on Vacation with EDS

April 11, 2017 | Author:

Taking a vacation is meant to be relaxing and enjoyable. But for those who have been diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), vacation can mean additional stress and frustration. While vacationing with EDS requires some additional planning and preparation, it can still be enjoyable and fun. Working on putting together a vacation this year? Review […]

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The Chewing Hangover

February 16, 2016 | Author:

The following is a guest blog from Sarah Fatherley, an Ehlers-Danlos and TMJ patient/activist from the United Kingdom who has appeared on panels with Dr. Mitakides, both in the U.S. and Great Britain. Please keep in mind that these are the thoughts and ideas of a patient learning to cope with daily TMJ pain, not […]

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TMJ Pain and Cold Weather – How to Avoid Increased Jaw Pain

January 27, 2016 | Author:

Love it or hate it; the cold winter weather is here for a majority of the country. With this weather shift comes some new or increased concerns for people living with both Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and TMJ. Varying seasonal temperatures prevent people living with EDS from ever fully adjusting to the weather. The stress of […]

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Beighton Score Explains Hypermobility

December 14, 2015 | Author:

The phrase “double-jointed” often describes people who can bend joints in extreme or abnormal ways or have surprising flexibility. Does this sound like you or someone you know? This kind of flexibility may actually be hypermobility and could impact your health. How do you find out if it is hypermobility or just flexibility? The Beighton […]

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