Hi, I’ve been hypermobile since I can remember (my party trick as a child was to fold my fingers over each other!). For the past 15-20yrs the muscle at the base of my thumb has been gradually wasting (don’t know how else to describe it really?) and it’s become harder to pick things up using the pincer grip. The last 3 weeks have been bad- my hands are painful and the pain sometimes goes up my arm. Also, when I’m holding sponges/cloths and wiping surfaces etc my fingers will lock up. Here are a couple of pics to show what I mean.. Any advice? I bought a wrist/thumb support but it’s not helping, nor is the voltarol gel.. I’m diagnosed with CFS and Fibromyalgia but suspect EDS and am going to book a consultation with Dr Hakim.