So I'll start off saying that I don't have EDS (at least not that I know of), so my apologies if this seems completely irrelevant. However, I have joint hypermobility, and with that comes pain in specific joints, muscle pain/tightness, and parts of my body frequently being "out of place" (i.e. pelvic rotations, knees popping, sacrum rotated, things not being aligned, etc.) Due to this, I've also shied away from sports because often after I do simple athletic activities, such as running, playing tennis, etc. I feel pretty bad pain in parts of my body and have a really hard time functioning/focusing later on. I am still in high school and didn't understand why I was being bothered with mild to intermediate back and joint pain until years and years of seeing doctors later, I realized that it may be due to my hypermobility. Yes, unfortunately, my family wasted lots of money on my doctors' appointments. However, doctors don't seem to think of joint hypermobility as a painful medical problem per se, and the only place I can find information is on websites online. I understand that joint hypermobility is not the same as EDS in medical terms and that I am not at all going through the same struggles as someone that has EDS. However, I am really confused about if joint hypermobility is a condition and I feel that this is where I can get the clearest answer since hypermobility is a symptom of EDS.
I'm saying all of this to pretty much ask, is joint hypermobility even count as a diagnosis for a condition? Is joint hypermobility even a condition? Can I tell my PE teachers that I have joint hypermobility as a valid reason to get out of activities that I know will cause me pain? I'm just trying to clear it up, as I've been trying to figure this out for years, and doctors haven't been very helpful.
Thank you, and sorry this is longer than I meant it to be. I sincerely hope this didn't come out as dramatic or anything else other than confused. :).
Edit: also sorry if there are already posts like mine out there, I am new to this site and haven't completely searched out the website for answers.