Fibromyalgia is a chronic form of muscle and joint pain. Everyone gets soreness from time to time with activity, but Fibromyalgia pain does not resolve with time.
Fibromyalgia pain feels like extremely sore and painful muscles throughout the body. The diagnosis of Fibromyalgia involves testing 18 possible tender points in various areas of the body. Chronic fatigue, a general lack of energy, can be associated with this problem.
What you can expect from therapy
Studies have shown that a moderate level of exercise is beneficial for Fibromyalgia. In addition, the initial evaluation will determine what other problems may be contributing to the continued soreness. Specific movement tests and palpation tests are done to identify which joints, muscles, and other tissues are the most likely contributing to your condition and can be treated to help reduce your symptoms.
Please refer to the Center for Pain Resolution in the Services/Specialties section for a complete listing of the treatments provided for the four categories of problems treated: 1) Connective Tissue Restrictions, 2) Muscle Dysfunctions, 3) Joint Restrictions, and 4) Muscle Imbalances.