29.5.09

things i didnt think meant anything until five seconds ago.


apparently this is called thumb hyperextension.




i have no idea what this means. and my fingers have always been bent like that (first picture)


oh and i can also do this.


but can't get a picture of me doing it at the moment.
its called 'upper limb hypermobility'

8 comments:

Veronica said...

Have you seen the album full of EDS photos? It's linked in my blogroll, but hang on...

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/342880556ABGlPZ

There. Lots of photos of different stuff.

(My fingers bend like that too. Be careful, my little finger has taken to dislocating and it didn't take much for it to happen the first time)

cristymuranda said...

i didnt think of that (dislocating) i'll be more careful.
thanks for the link!

cristymuranda said...

OK. I looked through there, and there is a lot (ALOT) more things that i say what i also can do. stuff with my toes being super flexible. ankles going out and being really flexible. more finger things. skin being stretchy in certain spots. My knees going in too much or whatever thats called when you stand with your legs straight and the bend back.
What I think is so frustrating to me, is that we were really close for years with a family who all had EDS. And I never thought to put two and two together. Mostly I think, because I was a dancer for years, I just equated things I could do that other people could not to being really flexible, and that was considered a good thing.

Veronica said...

Until I looked through the album, I didn't realise that my range of movement wasn't normal either. It's funny, it's just my normal.

cristymuranda said...

I know! Same here

rudecactus said...

Now that's talent. I can dislocate my shoulder!

Gooseberried said...

I can do those things too! I just enjoy freaking people out. ;)

cristymuranda said...

doods!! its not so good to do those things!!!