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Joint Pain

Hey, everyone. I hope you’re all doing a lot better than I am.

For the last four days it’s been about 30°C and I’ve had enough.. Tomorrow it’s meant to hit 32°C.

I’m doing everything I can to stay cool and hydrated - I’m drinking between 2 to 3 litres of water/squash. I have a fan on me 24/7. Somehow, I’m managing alright overall - I haven’t fainted or blacked out. And at night time I’ve pretty much been falling asleep very very quickly when I get into bed.

HOWEVER… My joints are killing me. They’re a little swollen, very achy and sometimes even feel like they’re creaking, if that makes sense? It’s mainly my wrists, fingers, knuckles, elbows, knees and ankles. If I squeeze my fingers together or squeeze my wrists it makes the pain better. Which is weird but that’s what happens. But I can’t exactly sit here and squeeze every joint. I don’t have enough hands, haha!

Does anyone have any advice for it? It’s far too hot to wear my compression stockings - I’ve been keeping my feet elevated a little bit instead. Is there anything else I can do?

Thank you all in advance

#chronicillnesswarrior #ChronicPain #POTS #EDS #NAFLD #BPD #LiverDisease #Diabetes #InterstitialCystitis #Migraines #Jointpain #SoreJoints #PainfulJoints #Heatwave #toohot

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Joint Hypermobility and Chiropractor

So, my doctors strongly suspect I have hEDS. I have a fair few symptoms, and my rheumatologist is “pretty sure” I have it. My joints regularly scrape in their sockets and crack extremely loudly. More often than not I’ll be doing something perfectly mundane and all of a sudden, people hear a loud crack and they whip their heads in my direction and ask what the hell they just heard!

Anyway… For a very long time I’ve wanted to see if a chiropractor would help. Or would it make it worse? I dunno. I guess I just want some advice before I fork out for the assessment fee!

#ChronicPain #EDS #HEDS #POTS #Jointpain #jointhypermobility #Chiropractor #PainfulJoints #Advice

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