Moving Naturally with Hypermobility – how to find out what hurts and why it’s important to helping manage chronic pain
One of the best ways we can help our symptoms associated with hypermobility or Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, is by taking the time to educate ourselves on basic human anatomy & physiology (A&P).
Combine basic knowledge on A&P, with reading through presentations and information published by EDS specialists, as well as by respected people with the community and reputable EDS organizations, we are able to gain a much better idea of what EDS really “looks” like in the body. Therefore, allowing for a more in-depth understanding of own personal cases of EDS better and can then find the best therapies to manage our various symptoms, versus shooting in the dark with the hope that something provides some type of relief. However, when we shoot in the dark with various therapies that we have no real rhyme or reason for trying, when something does help, we often don’t understand what helped and why, nor what to do when the same symptom(s) pops up again.
The link below provides a number of helpful pictures showing where certain muscles are in the body, which can help you not only when stretching or during physical therapy, but also when trying to understand what is hurting and why.
“36 pictures to see which muscles you are stretching“
“Squeeze your butt!” – video clip from Wellapalooza 2015 on how to incorporate Just 5 Minutes into your normal daily routine
Helpful blog posts:
Resources for managing chronic pain associated with EDS
Yoga and Hypermobility
Long car rides and living with chronic pain
My butt is flat! Why sitting too much causes chronic pain, muscle atrophy and problems moving around
The Hypermobile Yogi
Striving for the [100 Class Club] – SolidCore and the hypermobile participant
EDS on a cellular level and why it’s important to moving your DNA