“When you hear hoofbeats think horses, not Zebras.” This is taught in medical training to think “common” not “uncommon” for making diagnoses.
Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (“EDS”) patients have chosen the zebra as the mascot as the current medical community is commonly misdiagnosing this condition as unrelated individual disorders (frequent ankle sprains, dry skin, easy bruising), therefore missing the correct EDS diagnosis. Commonly these patients end up having several unnecessary procedures and surgeries with poor outcomes, thus referred on to the next specialist- all without correct management.
Our goal at Premier Therapy is to be one of the providers in the EDS medical team to provide education, information and much needed answers. The EDS diagnosis does not mean you are destined to a life of pain and inactivity. During physical therapy, you will receive information on all considerations of long-term EDS management: exercise, medications, supplements, and pain management.
There are 6 major types that correlate with the signs and symptoms that appear. They all share joint laxity, soft skin and easy bruising.
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If you or a loved one are struggling with EDS management, we look forward to working with you to answer all your questions.
Call (402)933-0100 to schedule an appointment with one of our expert physical therapists.