Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, characterized by widespread muscular pain and tenderness, symptoms of fatigue, and thinking and memory problems. The cause is unknown, but is thought to be due to changes in how the nervous system processes pain.
People with fibromyalgia may also have other symptoms such as:
- Muscle stiffness, especially in the morning
- History of depression
- Pain or cramps in the abdomen or pelvis
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Irritable bladder
Your physical therapist can explain how fibromyalgia affects the way your body perceives and responds to pain, and how you can start to take control of the pain.
Manage Symptoms through Exercise
Regular, moderate, exercise is an important part of managing fibromyalgia. Your physical therapist can develop and supervise an individualized exercise program that addresses your symptoms, and decreases pain and improves function.
Improve Your Range of Motion
Your physical therapist may use manual therapy techniques to move your joints while you are relaxed to help improve your joint motion.
Use of Special Techniques to Reduce Pain and Restore Function
Research indicates that the best results likely come from combining a variety of treatments. Physical therapists are educated and experienced in a variety of treatment modalities, and can develop an individualized treatment plan based on your symptoms.
Does your body feel more lethargic and achy during your cardio sessions?
Are you compensating during your lifts towards the beginning or the end of your workout?
Do you feel that your body does not recover adequately between workouts?
Do you feel restrictions in your body during your posing routines and transitions?
If this is something that you have been coping with, request an appointment today!