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EDS Hypermobility Elbow Party Trick

April 26, 2013

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Ok, so I’m not sure if this Opens the Happy very much, but I don’t know how else to categorize this. Here’s my bizarre hypermobile elbow! Some people didn’t understand what I meant by hypermobile, and some think that flexibility is the same thing, which it really isn’t. My joints do things they shouldn’t do. Elbows shouldn’t do this. But I didn’t know the difference until my friends at school were like, “EWWW WHAT’S WRONG WITH YER BROKEN ELBOW!!!!!??” Hahahaha!

Anyhow, this is great to show at parties. Like, “hay guise look what I can do! If you can’t do it, buy me a drank!” and then I do it and everyone else tries to do it and it doesn’t work, and then they’re like “WHOA THAT’S WEIRD!” And then I’m like, “Where is my DRANK!?”

Can you do it? LEMME KNOW! They key is to not move your hand off the table at all, and to not twist your body all the way around. That’s cheating!

Also, if you have no idea why I posted this bizarre video, it’s from my Draw My Life video from yesterday. Check it out if you didn’t see it.

Oh! And then afterwards I did the touch-my-elbows-behind-my-back trick that boys in high school try to get girls to do. It’s rather easy for me as well, they just touch with no effort. Haha! Suckers! Yay for cheap high school tricks!

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  1. I can do that xD

    2 years ago
  2. I can do that tooooo :D YAY WEIRD ELBOWS boo EDS
    Fun Story – I was doing that but my hands were on my hips and it was windy out so my hair was in my face and my sister was talking to my and I wasn’t listening so she went to smack me in the back of the head and smacked me in the face – ow…

    2 years ago
  3. I think I hurt more just watching that. :S

    3 years ago
  4. This is interesting but I hope it doesn’t hurt… :(

    3 years ago
  5. That was a gift from one of their fanmail packages. (:

    3 years ago
  6. Martina, you’re able to do all this because you’re not actually human. You’re a special warriors species that’s born with flexible joints to fight off evil!

    3 years ago
  7. O.O

    3 years ago
  8. Martina, no love for the EDS, but you would be a kick-ass pop-locker if it wasn’t for all the pain all the time. Then pain is preventing you from realizing your true calling! :P

    3 years ago
  9. omg that was soo weird!!! but cool !! i think i can do it!!! but i have the super power of bending my finger 80 degrees backward and i can bend my pinky finger 90 degrees in three directions !!

    3 years ago
  10. Doesn’t that damage your joint? The moving it how it shouldn’t and what sounds like is the pretty routine popping out of the joint it does. Just curious.

    3 years ago
  11. So is the mobility in your elbows or is it actually your shoulders where all the magic happens?

    3 years ago
  12. Omg, Martina that’s so cool!! I’m double jointed in my shoulders and so i can bring my arms all the way around. Let me give an example, My friends were so amazed that they hand cuffed me, with my hands behind my back, and I’m able to bring my arms forward and rotate my joint so i can bring my hands over my head and to my front. I can literally feel the my shoulder twisting around, i can feel it more in left shoulder when going foward and then i feel it more in my right when going backward. I do it to stretch after a long day of school but i try not to do it to often because poeple want to see it, again, and again and “again and again and again and agaiiiiiiinnnnnnn~” Any way, what i’m trying to put across is that I know that feeling of having everybody wanting to come see and then getting grossed out by it. I feel so much closer to you knowing that you have a cool body trick like mine. Thanks Nasties, you made my day!!!!

    3 years ago
  13. Hey, it’s nice to know there are other human party tricks around! I think I might have to o a video response to this thang.

    3 years ago
  14. I hava a friend who can do it and she does with her legs too

    3 years ago
  15. I really love watching you guys video’s even these silly ones! :)

    3 years ago
  16. O_O Martina you should be a ZOMBee in SHINee’s mv….

    so like….i was copying this and trying it out myself…..and i can do it……
    i need someone else to test this out on!!!

    3 years ago
    • you might be double jointed, I kind of am and can scratch my back really easily, do the backpack thing, and bend my fingers really far back to freak people out. :)

      3 years ago
      • oh~
        well i can’t bend my fingers back at all but i can bend my thumb backward like a right-angle and i LURVE to freak my friends out with it!!! mwahaha!!

        3 years ago
  17. Mutant powers…Activate! I have crazy people magnets! Bleh…

    3 years ago
  18. am I the only one who screamed while martina is doing that?? @.@

    3 years ago
  19. oh my bejeeezuz… I thought me being double jointed was quite disturbing. This happens all the time? Martina, mad props with dealing with this in your adolescent years and mad props living with it now. I am just double jointed in my shoulders, so I can jump rope with my arms but my doctor has said that I need to stop doing it. My rotator cuff is bad in my left shoulder and the cartilage in the area is wearing down.

    3 years ago
  20. I could do the back touching elbow thing and my pinkies are double jointed and feel like they have no bone so at random times i’ll tell classmates touch my finger lol they will be all weird out and when they try touching it and start moving around they get freaked out or even scream thinking i have no bone lol or if its broken >.< I found out when i was playing around with my fingers… It was actually intertaining but I got scared thinking I had something bad but they said it was double jointed… I sometimes get scared i might have a joint disorder or something because I always get pain in my knees and shoulders but I might end up having arthritis like my mom which I hope I don't… seeing how she struggles with it :/

    3 years ago
  21. I can do it.

    Back in school days I always did trick to my classmates with touching floor with my foot toes while sitting with straight in knees legs. But I tried it now and I can’t touch the floor, about 1-2 cm left.

    3 years ago
  22. I can do it.. It doesn’t look as impressive as Martina’s arm when she does it(I’m not hypermobile to that degree, just a little I guess..).. I figured I’d be able to do this, since my hips pop out every now and then.. And I once did a barrel roll wich made one of my upper back vertebra dislocate.. So, I feel your pain! But luckily I don’t feel constant joint pains, and I feel so sorry for Martina that she does.
    It’s super inspiring for me to see how you cope with it, Martina! You remain so positive! Please continue to do so forever.
    You guise will be forever in my heart <3

    3 years ago
  23. I have a question for you Martina…
    So I play golf, and sometimes when I swing a certain way, it feels like one of my ribs pops out. It hurts a lot for a couple seconds then if i bend over like a dying camel I’ll hear it pop back in to place. But, can ribs actually dislocate?! It’s really weird and I don’t know if I should see someone about it… but seeing your draw my life, I thought maybe you could help!
    Lots of Love <3

    3 years ago
    • Yes they can pop out of place just like any other bone. It use to happen to me when i would play pool. it hurts so bad T.T

      3 years ago
  24. Ana

    I’m double jointed but I still can’t do it like Martina xD

    3 years ago
  25. AYYY GURL, CAN I BUY YOU A DRANK?

    3 years ago
  26. I actually haven’t tried doing that before but I could LOL but I already knew I have hypermobility. Not as severe as you though cause i’ve never dislocated anything but I pretty much have pain every day and I feel every single little knot in like my back that most people otherwise probably wouldn’t even feel or be bothered about ( and I get them very easily), my knees are bad probably because i’ve been standing the wrong way (bending to much backwards and not relying on the muscles) and my wrists are so weak and my whole body just feels like an 80 year old when im only turning 21 tomorrow… It’s also REALLY hard to train up my back and body to help me with this so it might get a tiny bit better because ugh PAIN!! But like you im kind of used to it so it’s not that much of a big deal anymore I mean hey, I can probably handle more pain than many others can ;) SEE THINGS FROM THE GOOD SIDE~!

    3 years ago
  27. IDK why I found that so freaking awesome and fascinating haha!!! I feel like a weird person thats fascinated with this haha!!! (^o^)

    3 years ago
  28. the word on your shirt fits the trick well. I can imagine having some shazaaaam bg sound or something. :))

    3 years ago
  29. OMGGG.. I have EDS and i didn’t even know it :)) i thought it was normal

    3 years ago
  30. I tried that while the video was still playing and I heard something go pop, next thing I know my elbow hurts like hell ;A;

    3 years ago
  31. Can I join the club?

    3 years ago
  32. I can do that too… I think o.o

    3 years ago
  33. i tried to do it…..but couldn’t (hopefully? i guess…)

    3 years ago
  34. awesome o.o

    3 years ago
  35. That awkward moment you try to do it and can… I did not know I could do this O.o

    3 years ago
    • ikr >.< I always wondered why my shoulder and knees pop =)) but that is all that i can do, i don't think it's EDS because I'm so freaking rigid :))

      3 years ago
  36. Transformer in disguise…

    Edit: I finally know of someone who has EDS Type 3. Pathology ftw!!!

    3 years ago
  37. Martina, knowing you are constantly in pain but keep going with positive thoughts and feeling happy and sharing with all of us makes me appreciate you more. Thank you for sharing with us the richness of your spirit. A lot of love and cheers from Mexico.

    3 years ago
  38. MARTINAAAA THIS ELBOW-COMBO LOOKS LIKE A COOL DANCE MOVE!
    YOU SHOULD ALSO CAMEO IN A MFBTY MUSIC VIDEO!!! :D

    3 years ago
  39. OMG…

    3 years ago
  40. MUTANT!!

    3 years ago
    • LOL i am starting to imagine martina in an x-men costume. could be a cool new character on KMM, sure to kick captain purple line’s ass

      3 years ago
    • Lamest mutant power ever! Where’s my telekinesis? My regenerative healing? My optic blasts? This power sucks!

      3 years ago
      • Well if you haven’t lost any arm strength or have any bad side effects, then you are the next step in the evolution of the human species. Martina, you are the future….

        3 years ago
      • I kinda have super healing :D yay mutant powers xD

        3 years ago