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I've dislocated my rt leg 3 times just from sleeping on that side. It's happening to my shoulders now. But I can't run to a chir

Posted by heatherg23

I'm 35 yrs old/female. 5 10 1/2 feet tall, 130 lbs. I have long legs and arms and that may be a reason why I have loose joints. Not sure though. I have arthritis in my neck. I don't know if there's arthritis anywhere else. The leg dislocation was 3 yrs ago. The shoulder probs have only been the last 2 weeks. Every morning my shoulders are out of joint. Very painful. There's only 1 time that i've been able to get it back in place by myself.  Even if I sleep on my back it happens. I don't know what else to do.

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Hmmm . . . are you sure you've dislocated your leg 3 times?  Which joint did you dislocate?  It's rather uncommon to dislocate one's leg.  Shoulder dislocations are more frequent.  But unless you have a chronic dislocation, it's doubtful that you'll be able to pull a Mel Gibson & slam your arm back into the shoulder joint.  


However, all that I've noted above is in regards to a "normal" person.  But if your arms are particularly long, you might have something known as Ehlers Danlos syndrome whereby your joints are extremely flexible beyond the usual range of motion.


On the other hand, it's more likely that you might have an inflammatory joint disease such as rheumatoid arthritis which leads to painful joints for the first 30min each day.


In the end, it's best to get checked out by your family physician, including testing for Ehlers Danlos syndrome.  Good luck! 

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