Could anyone help me. My twins have been diagnosed with hypermobility in their leg joints and more recently arthritis also in their leg joints. They are only 5 years old and i really don't know how to help them. They tend to suffer a lot of pain in the early hours and scream the whole house down. My GP has prescribed ibuprofen 5ml every night and they have been having this dosage for a year or more. I feel like I'm fighting a loosing battle, I keep getting fobbed off and would appreciate any advice of alternative ways to help with the pain. Thank you
I'm sorry that you and your twins are going through this pain. You may need to see more of a specialist. You may want to try going to a Rheumatologist:
Maybe they will have more options. Maybe there are options with physical therapy. I'm no expert at all, though.
Thank you I thought this would be the case. They went to see a pediatrics specialist for the diagnosis he said that they will review it in 12 months. I am trying to find alternative ways of treatment for them because i don't want them to become addicted to ibruprofen. Unfortunately with this cold weather it's becoming worse during the day. Roll on summer I say! thank you again for your help.
Hmm. I have no idea if this would help your twins' condition, but I know two people who take Glucosamine for their joint pain. Both claim that, with consistant usage, their pain had improved significantly. It may be something to research.
Maybe see if anyone in your family has had a similar problem and trace their steps, ie. ask them how they dealt with it and the problems that they faced with it etc.
Hope this helps,