Dr. Shounuck Patel, DO provides the most comprehensive non-surgical treatment options for patients with joint hypermobility syndrome at the Patel Center for Functional Regeneration in Los Angeles and Orange County. Oftentimes, patients with hypermobility conditions are left undiagnosed, which is why we have patients from around the world visit our practice to get a complete diagnosis and comprehensive treatment for their Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (h-EDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders.
Here at the Patel Center for Function Regeneration, we not only treat the pain generator but take the time to educate our patients on the underlying reasons for their discomfort to ensure long-term benefit and recovery. We offer advanced orthobiologic treatments to strengthen ligament weakness, enhance the stability of hypermobile joints, and reduce joint pain for patients.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is an inherited connective tissue condition that has several variations. Hypermobile EDS (h-EDS) is characterized by looseness of the ligaments that connect bone to bone, which can lead to injury of joints, tightening or spasm of muscles, and other painful conditions. Hypermobile EDS can be treated in various ways, including neuromuscular-based physical therapy and regenerative medicine.
Hypermobility or looseness of ligaments can occur for a variety of reasons, including secondary to sports or activities such as dance or yoga, repetitive injuries such as sprained ankles or dislocated shoulders, or other undiagnosed genetic disorder. Hypermobility is overall a significantly underdiagnosed condition that could be underlying many different types of injuries.
Hypermobility involves increased flexibility in a joint due to loose ligaments. One of the more severe, long-lasting effects of joint flexibility is chronic joint degeneration. The heightened stress resulting from ligament looseness can oftentimes lead to chronic joint instability. This increased stress makes soft tissue injury more likely. Consistent unsteadiness and injury can contribute to an earlier onset of degenerative joint disease in hypermobile patients and people with ligament injuries than in the average population. In addition to mechanical pain caused by joint instability or the resultant joint degeneration, the increased sensation of mobility can lead to pain hypersensitivity – a condition in which the body becomes more aware of pain and interprets even small amounts of pain as more traumatic damage.
Those with Hypermobility disorders may experience:
Many patients with hEDS or other hypermobility spectrum disorders are often misdiagnosed for years. However, Dr. Patel is able to identify the underlying cause of your pain and root cause of your condition(s).
The diagnostic criteria for hypermobility disorders is oftentimes complex. A thorough history and physical examination with specific diagnostic maneuvers can help determine if you have hypermobility. Genetic testing can sometimes be helpful to rule out other types of EDS, but is not necessary to determine the presence of hypermobility.
With his extensive experience, Dr. Patel provides customized orthobiologic treatments for hypermobility syndrome to treat weak and unstable joints and reduce your pain. These treatments can be used to strengthen ligaments, stabilize joints, decrease inflammation, and relax muscles. Dr. Patel uses a comprehensive multifactorial approach involving various treatments including:
Dr. Shounuck Patel, DO is a leader in the field of orthopedic regenerative medicine.
Find out if you are a Regenerative Medicine candidate to treat Hypermobility syndrome . We service Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County and beyond. For more information contact our patient concierge at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (310) 906-4767.