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posted on November 6, 2006 at 6:57 am
Very unusual condition indeed. Hope the physio sessions will yield results soon. Does your insurance cover the sessions?
posted on November 6, 2006 at 9:14 am
Crap that I have to choose THIS to be unusual at ! Blehhh.. well as long as it gets better I’ll be happy. My private insurance covers it but only to a threshold :X
posted on November 6, 2006 at 7:01 am
Hey Beverly, I have the same problem as you. My joints bend extra too. I’m going to take your cue and read up more about this since I guess people like us are more pront to strain and injury. 🙁
posted on November 6, 2006 at 9:15 am
YOu definitely should… at least you’ll learn how to walk/move properly so you NEVER get it bad like I did. It’s so not worth it!
posted on November 6, 2006 at 7:54 am
OMG I have the same thing too! My physio called it something like ‘hypermobile’ joints. I kinda stopped going after a while though cos I don’t have insurance and it was just so freakin’ expensive!
But I haven’t had any major probs although my knees or ankles flare up every now and then.
I found wearing orthotics in my shoes helped not only with my flat feet but those loose knees and hips etc too.
Good luck with your progress!
posted on November 6, 2006 at 7:58 am
oops wanted to ask if you could bend your wrist down so all your fingertips are touching your wrist? I’ve been able to do that all my life and never met anyone who could then when I finally found it it was only because I had these ‘loose’ joints it was like this lightbulb just turned on!! But now I don’t feel special that I can do it, I just feel like a loose-jointed freak 🙁 But I’ve always wanted to meet someone else who could do it!!
posted on November 6, 2006 at 9:17 am
I have private insurance but only to a threshold, so it’s going to be $$ for me too :X But I”m going to give it a shot for a few months and *fingers crossed*
I can touch all fingers but the pointer finger. The test he used was only the thumb and mine goes completely flat bent backwards into my wrist – apparently that’s not normal and not too good! 🙁
posted on November 6, 2006 at 10:24 am
Hey do listen to the physio and take good care of yourself!
posted on November 6, 2006 at 8:10 pm
Thanks hon 🙂 I hope it gets better quickly!
posted on November 6, 2006 at 1:26 pm
Oh bummer.. I was hoping to meet another one! 😉
I know a few people who can do just their thumb but yeah.. I can do all 5 digits with no pain whatsoever. Grosses people out hahahaa!
posted on November 6, 2006 at 8:11 pm
Hehe yeah, only my fingertip of my pointer finger touches, but it only counts if you can press the entire pad onto the wrist, and that’s the only finger that can’t do that!
posted on November 6, 2006 at 9:35 pm
oh my! i have the same problem too, tho i did think of it as a talent when i used to dance ballet.. but as i get old and grindy, it starts to get worse.
i used to get sprains from sleeping in an awkward angle and not realizing im over straining my ankle/ wrist!!
posted on November 7, 2006 at 10:53 am
At least it was good for ballet, hehe
I also sleep weird! I lie on my side and tuck my hand under my neck/chin – with the fingers pointing towards the wrist. Thought it was normally but apparently it’s some kind of extreme flex and not that great!
posted on November 7, 2006 at 1:13 am
I’m psyched that you’re getting better.
posted on November 7, 2006 at 10:57 am
Thanks hon 🙂 I hope i’ll see improvement over the next few weeks!
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