- Muscle weakness and stiff, less flexible joints.
- I'm short ... 4'1".
- Significant spine curvatures, both front to back and side to side.
- Reduced lung capacity caused by the spine curvatures.
- My type of Arthrogryposis is genetic, which is one of the rarer kinds.
For more details on dealing with low stamina, I recommend reading about The Spoon Theory. My symptoms are a lot different, but I do have to hoard and ration my spoons carefully, every day.
The restricted and distorted space inside my torso also restricts my stomach and digestive system. I can eat anything I want, but not much of it. It's sort of like an involuntary version of one of those gastic bands people get to lose weight. As a result, I've always been shockingly thin. I'm sure that has also further decreased my muscular development. Still, it doesn't affect me much beyond my appearance, or on Thanksgiving when my eyes are bigger than my stomach.