Treatments for ehlers danlos syndrome in children

Since there is no cure for EDS, treatment involves managing the symptoms. This may include protecting your child's joints from injury, alleviating chronic joint pain with medication and preventing early onset of arthritis. Physical and occupational therapy can help strengthen muscles around the joints.

Other forms of treatment depend on the type of EDS and may include:

  • bracing to help to stabilize joints
  • one to 4 grams of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) daily to help minimize bruising
  • pain relievers to manage chronic pain in joints
  • wearing sunscreen and protective clothing, guards or padding