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.
"Dr. Patel and all of his staff will definitely ease your pain and worries. Having Spinal Stenosis, knee problems as well as ankle problems they have made my life so much better. My last treatment was 2 years and 3 months ago. I just did a second treatment this week. Before that I was getting spinal epidurals every 3 months and living on ibuprofen and pain prescriptions. I haven't had that anymore. It's been 2 years and 3 months. He offers so much care and spends all the time in the world with you."
"My meniscus was disintegrating. After my stem cell/ platelet treatment, is now whole. It is a constant source of wonder to me that sidewalk curbs which used to seem like climbing Mount Everest are no longer a challenge. Seven months out, I’m still experiencing small improvements in mobility that I didn’t even realize I had lost. An altogether life-affirming experience."
"I am extremely thankful for everything Dr. Patel and his staff have done for my husband. Dr. Patel was very thorough during the evaluation and answered all of our questions very carefully. During my husband’s Spine PRP procedure, everyone made him feel very comfortable and everything went very smooth. My husband is now doing great. Thank you so much for everything!"
"I owe Dr. Patel my life. When I came to him I was in level 10 pain constantly, and had been bed ridden for several months. After 3 PRP treatments I am now a fully functioning human with zero pain throughout most of each day! I can even go back to activities like working out, dancing, and aerial arts! The diet and supplements he put me on even got rid of my migraines - something I've seen specialists for since I was 12!!! This man is brilliant, kind, funny, and extremely patient. He will sit with you and answer every little question you have and geek out with you on the science behind it. I literally trust him with my life."
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.