Chloe is my active little lady. She loves to get out and be a part of sports and activities. Last year, we found out that she has joint sublaxation, which means that her joints (mainly hips) pop out randomly. It’s not painful at her age and she knows how to pop them back in when they come out. She gets it from her mama and her sisters have it too. But after going to a genetic specialist we found out that this is pretty rare (although it’s pretty funny that, since I grew up with it, I thought it was pretty normal and didn’t realize that other people’s shoulders don’t just pop out of joint when they lift their arms certain ways. Seriously, I thought that until recently. It’s funny what you go through life thinking is normal). The doctor told us that although having this condition makes you extremely flexible, to keep the girls away from sports that involve running or gymnastics…just about everything since it will worsen their condition over time. Except, swimming and horseback riding! Those are so fun! So, we asked Chloe which she wanted to try first and she said horseback riding.
She’s been riding since March and just loves it! Riding and swimming are actually supposed to help strengthen the muscles around the hip joints, which should help keep her hips in place. I hope it helps! Apparently there is no solution to the problem at this point. But she is enjoying her “therapy,” which would be awesome if it was covered under health insurance, but no such luck. 😉