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vbaileyactor Very grateful to this superstar for helping me hobble to my recall today. I was slightly wobbly on too much codeine and ibuprofen but did manage to straighten up just enough for the casting, then hobbled all the way back at a 90 degree bend on the tube and the train with said son carrying my bag and shuffling patiently alongside me. Hero! #hypermobile 2h

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physiyogamovement D O W N 🌞 D O G -

Top picture shows a strong, stable down dog asana... 1) back is lengthened
2) armpits are rotated to face the front
3) elbows slightly unlocked to activate the biceps
4) palms are pressing into the ground

Bottom picture shows what happens when you push too deep into the pose... 1) Upper back is hyperextended = compression in the spine
2) shoulders are hyperextended
3) head is pushed past the arms

The bottom picture is common in experienced yogis, dancers and gymnasts! Also common in pregnant woman, new mums and those with hypermobility. This alignment can cause stress points and pain in the junction where the neck and torso join.
Keep those downward facing dogs strong and stable! 🌞 #downdog #physiyogamovement #pandayoga #yoga #yogaright #yogalove #yogagirl #anatomyandphysiology #anatomy #hypermobility #hypermobile #adhomukhasvanasana
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thefaultinourgenes Had good news! I have an interview in about two weeks about my application for an Assistance dog! Super nervous! 11h

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thefaultinourgenes My hair has faded to such a lovely colour! Had so much pain today and not much else, but I did get some sewing done. Was supposed to go for thyroid blood tests but didn't get around to it. 16h

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dandy_dogma Throwback to last year when the physical therapist told me I'm basically Gumby #thestruggle Still doing my strengthening exercises and being careful in the workout dept #gumby #hypermobile #thisiswhyimsore #couldbeworse #brightside #imalive #pt #physicaltherapyfindings 1d

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mnilseng När ens armbågar inte riktigt lyder #hypermobile 1d

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positivelyali Those days where you feel that recovery could be on the horizon 10 minute walk and stretches happened today- crazy stuff! 1d

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modelisabelvinson Having an invisible illness can be trying as fuck some days. It's #ehlersdanlossyndrome awareness month. I have type 3, #hypermobility. #EDS affects my joints, connective tissue and collagen. EDS only affects 1 in every 15 to 20k people. I may look fine on the outside most days but inside I almost always feel like I'm dying. Some days I wonder why me... but then I pull my head out of my ass and remind myself it is because I am STRONG. I am in PT twice a week, once on land and once in the pool. Today I had both.
#ehlersdanlosgrrrls #invisibleillness #chronicpain #mmj #hypermobile #edstype3 #ehlersdanlos #ehlersdanlossyndrometype3 #painmanagement #collagen #tissue #pain #girl #edsers
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  •   walkerj56 I feel your pain! Everyday! 1d

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thefaultinourgenes Between my EDS POTS and CFS all flaring it took twenty minutes to be able to stand up from my (admittedly quite low) shower chair, this is getting to the point where I can't do anything without help and it scares me quite a lot, need to do rehab again for sure. My GP is now investigating my thyroid which was meant to be done this time last year but the doctor wanting to never got around to it But at least my wheelchair lights up. 1d

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kerryann_mwahhh When you are pouring a drink and have no where to put your glass. Being bendy comes in handy sometimes only time I'm greatful for being hypermobile #EDS #EDSawarenessmonth #wine #hypermobile 2d

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thefaultinourgenes Despite pain and fatigue I refused help sewing this afternoon (this blanket was for a very very very ill baby) which was maybe not my wisest move, my back pain was so bad afterwards from my scoliosis (it gets irritated by leaning/bending/sitting for too long, which sewing involves) that my arm was numb and weak, it was worth it to get this done the story of the family it's going to and their little man brought me to tears and touched me more than I expected it to. Now I'm in bed wondering how the hell I'll find the energy to get in the shower and wash my hair later, but it has to be done. 3d

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