I don't have EDS however do have HMS (my left shoulder is the worst!) plus Endometriosis. Drain.
Anyway, I stupidly spent an entire day gardening about 2-3 months ago and because the majority was weeding, I was crouched down an awful lot. At the end of the day I knew my knee had done something but I hadn't fallen over, or over stretched it the opposite way (When I stand straight I have to control my knees not to bend out the wrong way) but it felt odd and there was very minor swelling around the knee. Fast forward to now and its gone from being a niggle to today where it has accelerated to horrendous. Walking never bothered it but today it's like I can feel every step in my knee. When I'm sitting it's the 'back' of the knee that hurts and as well when I stand up from sitting down, the back of my knee kills. But today it's started hurting when I walk at the front of the knee. I've stopped trying to kneel or crouch down as that's just agony.
I'm' at my GP's in a couple of weeks to talk to him about it and I don't normally Google symptoms but looking on NHS page, it seems to be Bursitis as t hurts the most if I try to kneel or crouch down - anything that involves bending the knee. I don't want to change my GP appointment because it's manageable until then, it is really painful but not enough for tears (yet!) - I have Tramadol for my shoulder and Endo, plus Indometacin for my shoulder. Whilst I haaaate Indometacin because it's so strong on my stomach, it does really help.
Has anyone with hypermobile joints had this before and/or does anyone have any recommendations or tips of things to do (or not to do) to help it? I'm keeping it slightly elevated at work and will sleep with a pillow underneath it to raise it above heart level when I'm in bed. I also have a couple of re0usable cool ice pack things to use on order.