I am having trouble with the medical establishment in dealing with my lax joints. I currently have a wrist, ankle, hip and two shoulders that are loose enough to cause dysfunction, specific symptoms vary. The problem is that I can never get a doctor to look at the whole problem. I am seeing a PT for the hip and ankle, but she only will look at one at a time, and a different pt for the wrist because it put me out of work (massage therapist). They keep telling me that there is nothing i can do about it, that its normal, that strengthening the muscles is all I can do. However, I had knee surgery, orthoscopic and it helped that knee. Also, in every range of motion I am stronger than 90% of women in any age group, and my range of motion draws surprised gasps from every doctor I see. Since I have been getting PT, the problems are getting worse because there is no way to strenthen muscles perfectly evenly, and muscles do, after all, move.
I am an athlete and I cannot perform when I cant even walk! Is there anything at all I can do? I have talked to other people with BHJS who have had success with ankle and shoulder surgery, and near-miraculous recovery with prolotherapy, but my doctors (Ive seen over 20 about this in the last several years) all say it doesnt really exist unless a patient has morfans syndrom or Ehlers.
What can I do? What are my options? Im very frustrated and in a lot of pain, and want to fix the cause of it rather than kill my brain with drugs.