My daughter first began experiencing joint pain (knees, ankles, wrist, elbow, jaw, hip--varies in location, not necessarily symetrical) when she was 9 years old. We had went to Ireland, England and Wales and about a month later she came out of her bedroom back in Florida and said "I have bees in my knees," and she was having difficulty walking. Took her to a doctor and her sed rate was elevated but outside of that, she was given a diagnosis of hypermobility (double jointedness). I have had her at St. Louis Children's Hospital...hypermobility and patella femoral issues. She has been prescribed physical therapy and she takes motrin for pain. She can wake up in the morning and complains of knee pain, scale 1-10 about a 7...she goes to school despite the pain. She will be turning 17 in a few months...that is almost 8 years of joint pain. I am a Registered Nurse and I just don't understand what is going on. I have tried to find answers and I am just not satisfied with hypermobility. Any ideas? I am thinking about taking her to a primary care physician instead of a pediatric doctor...maybe find an answer? Any ideas? She has no fever with the pain. She does have frequent "irritable bowel" like symptoms. Thanks for any input. MiriamReply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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