Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility is a connective tissue disorder that is a special type of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Although less severe than other types of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, the Hypermobility disorder is still the most common and comes with its own complications on a patient’s life, work and treatment. An experienced Social Security Disability Lawyer in Ocala can help you establish a case and file for disability benefits.
What is Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility?
Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility is an inherited disorder in the body’s connective tissues caused by defects in the collagen, a protein. It is normally characterized by joint hypermobility, or the ability for joints to bend further than usual. This can occur in both large and small joints, from the elbows and knees to the fingers. This is often accompanied by skin hyperextensibility, the ability for skin to stretch further than usual, and tissue fragility. Because of this, skin may bruise more easily and be quite severe.
How is Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility Diagnosed?
Diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility comes with an understanding of the symptoms. Your doctor has access to the clinical criteria of each EDS subtype and will use these to guide their diagnosis. Despite being the most common type of EDS, Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility does not have a genetic test, so it is not possible to rule out with genetic testing.
Living with Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility
Those living with Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility may experience frequent joint dislocations or partial dislocations, often at the shoulder, kneecap or jawline. They may also experience frequent and painful bruising of sensitive skin. Not only can this be painful, it can make working more difficult. People unaware of their condition can have painful accidents that dislocate joints, taking them away from work for long periods of time to recover.
Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility is a chronic condition and can make you eligible for Social Security Disability. A Social Security Disability Lawyer in Ocala can help you with this. An Ocala Social Security Disability Lawyer will walk you through the process and make it a little less frustrating. Contact the Law Office of JW Chalkley III, PA at (866) 629-7511 or fill out the online contact form.