Photos: EDS

There aren’t a huge amount of photographs of people with Hypermobile Ehers-Danlos Syndrome online and the ones that do exist tend to show very severe forms of the disease which I don’t relate to.  So here are some pictures from my various blog posts to show what more typical hEDS looks like.


Photo of stretchy elbow skin

Stretchy elbow skin

photo of stretchy hand skin

Stretchy hand skin

Photo of stretchy neck skin

Stretchy neck skin

Photo of visible eye veins

Thin Sclera through which capillaries are visible

Photo of thin skin and visible veins

Thin skin through which veins are visible

Photo of Elephant Knuckles

Loose, saggy skin

photo of scratching

Skin which tears easily (this was caused by scratching an itch)

Thickened skin

Widened, atrophic, cigarette paper scar


Photo of hypermobile finger

Hypermobile finger

Hypermobile toe joint

Photo of hypermobile thumb

Hypermobile thumb

Hypermobile elbow and wrist

Photo of backwards prayer

Hypermobile shoulders

Photo of hypermobile toe joint

Hypermobile toe joint

Photo of flying hand sign

Hypermobile hand

Photo of hypermobile elbows

Hypermobile elbows

Photo of hypermobile middle finger

Hypermobile finger

Photo of hypermobile jaw

Hypermobile jaw

Photo of Gorlin's sign

Hypermobile ligament

Photo of hypermobile eyebrow

Other hypermobile odities!


Photo of high foot archPhoto of collapsed foot arch

High foot arch (left) which collapses due to weak ligaments to cause flat feet when standing (right)

photo of weight-bearing hypermobile ankle

Rolled ankle from collapsing foot arch

Photo of a bunion

Bunion (not specific to EDS but common from foot rolling)

Photo of piezogenic papules

Piezogenic foot papules



One thought on “Photos: EDS

  1. Graham Exelby

    Hi, I am a physician in Australia working in POTS and similar areas, and have been very impressed by your blogs. I see quite a few EDS with POTS, and have found some very interesting things that may assist you- ALL have a vascular compression syndrome, either popliteal, thoracic outlet or pelvic congestion. If you read my thoughts on managing POTS on my website, and it seems to apply to you, please feel free to contact me and I can walk you through how to pursue these.

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