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Knee pain and overall bad joints

Jul 12, 2017 5:33 PM

So I had a weird diagnosis from one of my doctors saying "I think your tissue quality overall is poor. The quality of your joints is poor and when you're too flexible" but got no good reason as to why my tissue quality etc is poor..

Anyway, I started in a new job about a month ago which forces me to be on my feet standing, walking or "power walking" for at least 7 hours a day. I've noticed a sharp pain on my right knee (sometimes on my left knee as well) that gets worse by the hour and lingers on for the rest of the day no matter what I do..

Can my knee pain be explained by my "bad joints" or should I go to a doctor? Or should I wait for a while and try to use a knee brace and see if that helps?

I'm only 19 and avarage sized.. I'm scared my knees are gonna give out soon or have irreversible damage..

Jul 13, 2017 9:09 PM

Sounds to me like your doctor thinks you may have a connective tissue disorder. I have hEDS otherwise known as Ehlers Danlos Syndrome hypermobility type. If you do have a connective tissue disorder it can very likely be the cause of your knee pain. Bracing may help and also strengthening your muscles helps. There are several others here with EDS as well. There are several different types, hypermobility is just one type. Another type is classical, this type has lots of skin involvement. Like extremely stretchy skin as well as hypermobile joints and organ involvement.

Jul 13, 2017 9:22 PM

If you're not out much it could be vitamin D deficiency, it can cause fatigue and joint pain among other issues. I have had joint pain (mostly knees and ankles) for the past year, and my knees have given out on me,it's probably the reason I don't like to move, and I feel bad for you because I know I wouldn't want to stand around, walk, or "power walk" with my knees like this, but I would recommend seeing a doctor for just in case anything's wrong, get blood drawn too

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