Growing pains and EDS

by Kate
(Wawarsing, NY, USA)

Lighten up as you cross the femoral artery and nerve.

Lighten up as you cross the femoral artery and nerve.

I must respectfully disagree with what you say about growing pains. I had terrible, ferocious ones as a child, almost entirely in my calves, and I don't have Perthe's. Instead, I have a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which was almost certainly the cause of the pains, and has led to me being qualified as disabled and unable to work now.

I found this page because I was searching for any possible fixes (that don't involve outside help, as I'm quite poor) for a pubic joint that's trying to go out of place. I've had it happen before, and in the past I've just let it settle back into place naturally, but it's quite painful while it does that.

Hello Kate,
You confirm my viewpoint exactly; there was something going on, something unknown, that no one could diagnose; so they called it 'growing pains' instead. It's a junk diagnosis into which a whole lot of unknowns are dumped.

Perthe's wouldn't affect the calves by the way.

Pubic bone pain can be quite disabling as many of the large thigh muscles attach there. If it's an old foe, then give it a chance to heal over some weeks.

What sometimes helps is to take a little massage oil on your thumb, starting at the ASIS, run your thumb down through the groin and then inner thigh. It may be very painful, so only two or three times.

If the hip is very stiff, or very hypermobile, more likely in EDS, then it's very prone to groin and pubic area pain.

It's an autoimmune disease; pay special attention to an anti inflammatory diet; use the site search function in the navigation bar at Chiropractic Help for more information. Good to do, even if it doesn't help the EDS; but it probably will.

Thank you for your comment.

Dr B


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