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Shoulder instability due to HSD

ZebraCDBZebraCDB Member Posts: 1 Listener

I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to cope with shoulder instability. My shoulders (especially my right) have started to pop out of joint more regularly and I find because it's my dominant arm it really is starting to impact my ability to manage most day to day tasks, especially driving which I won't do when they are this unstable due to safety issues.

I have been doing physio for years with no improvement, tape them, wear a brace and rest when they are bad but nothing seems to help any more.

Any advice on how to cope?


  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,896 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ZebraCDB - I'm very pleased to welcome you to the community as I also have hypermobility issues due to having Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). I'm a physio, tho worked as such a long time ago. I knew I had joint instability, but didn't know why for a long time until I started researching my problems. I'm sorry physio hasn't helped, as this is my mainstay. However, unfortunately things worsened as I got older, despite appropriate exercise.
    From a personal perspective, I will say that I started taking CBD oil over 2 years ago for the neurological pain I also have due to another disorder, which can be associated with EDS. To my surprise, altho it dampened my neurological pain down a bit, I also started realising I was having far fewer subluxations/partial joint dislocations, & those I had were less painful. I wish I could guarantee that CBD would definitely help you, but as we're all different, I just can't say. At least it can help to reduce pain in a variety of conditions.
    If you would consider trying this, then please let me know, as I would be pleased to let you know where to buy from, & how to start taking it. I've done quite a bit of research into this too, & some people try too high a strength to begin with, or don't know how to take it, so conclude it doesn't work for them.
    Just to add, my instability is mainly in my right wrist, & both knees.
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