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Why do I have so many injuries ?

I have yet to turn 20 but I've had 8 broken bones in my life so far. I've also had my fair deal of ripped tendons / ligaments and injured joints, muscles etc. Some were caused by obvious accidents but I get more and more injuries from things that aren't supposed to injure someone, my injuries also seem to heal very slowly. By example : a little dog pulled its leash and it broke my hand, ripped my tendon and caused damage to the joint (4 months later and it's still not healed, not even the fracture.) I seem to be plaged by injuries more and more frequently caused by every day activities such as walking. I'm starting to worry there might actually be a reason behind it all that needs attention. I hope someone can help. Thank you in advance.
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1081992 tn?1389907237
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Hi, it sounds as if you might have what is called a "Connective Tissue Disease". Are you tall and thin? Very flexible? Do you bruise easily?

See if this fits: https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/connective-tissue-disease
20841821 tn?1547946564
Are the original fractures and ligament damage the result of traumatic injuries from something like sports injuries or a car accident? You are seven times more likely to develop arthritis and have problems with past fractures and joints even if you had surgery to set the bones. I would recommend that you ask your provider to run a rheumatology panel and look at your ESR, CRP, ANA, RF, and vitamin D levels. Let them clinically correlate your lab work up with your physical symptoms and medical history. A good rheumatologist can give you some answers. In the meantime you might want to try some NSAIDS and gentle home exercises and stretches. If you do have something like post-traumatic arthritis it could be aggravated by the colder weather. There are many factors that could be the cause of your problems. It is best to get checked out. I wish you all the best!
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