Understanding Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Exploring Therapeutic Approaches

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Understanding Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Exploring Therapeutic Approaches

EDS is a connective tissue disorder.

Connective tissue is found throughout the body, where it provides support, protection and structure to other parts of the body. Connective tissue disorders are caused by issues that prevent connective tissue from functioning properly. Collagen is the primary component of connective tissues. Different types of collagens are associated with different functions. The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are caused by changes in the genes that affect collagen and related connective tissue proteins. 

What are the signs and symptoms of EDS?

Each type of EDS is associated with different characteristics. Some symptoms are common in all types of EDS. These include joint hypermobility, pain and fatigue. But symptoms vary with every patient. Comorbid medical conditions often seen with patients with EDS include dysautonomia, mast cell diseases, migraine and fibromyalgia. 

How many different types of EDS are there?

Currently, there are 13 different types of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Each type has it's own genetic cause and results in unique features. The most common is Hypermobility (hEDS), followed by Classical (cEDS) and Vascular (vEDS). 

What treatments are there for patients wtih EDS?

Therapeutic approaches aim to manage symptoms and improve quality of life for individuals with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. There is no cure for EDS currently. At  High Quality Home Therapy we offer therapies specific for patients with EDS.

Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Manual Therapies 

Yoga Therapy

Energy Work

Massage Therapy


Social Work

Exercise Physiology

We work with each patient to tailor therapeutic interventions specific to their needs and wants. Our goal is always to reduce pain and other symptoms, increase strength, endurance and conditioning and maximize return to normal functioning. We want our patients to feel good so we partner with them in their health and wellness journey to provide the best care. EDSclinics.com  EDSprovider.com EDSprovider.com

If you have questions about EDS or want information on our services in Stamford, CT, Darien, CT, Greenwich, CT, Old Greenwich, CT, Westchester, NY or throughout Connecticut, please reach out to us.