What is it?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can cause widespread pain in muscles, tendons, ligaments, soft tissue, or bone. Furthermore it can often cause patients extreme fatigue and make joints and other body parts tender or painful to touch. The causes of this condition is still unknown but it’s prevalence makes it a frequently treated chronic condition.
Fibromyalgia and Physical Therapy
Regular appropriate exercise, stretching, good posture, and relaxation techniques have all been found to decreases symptoms of fibromyalgia. Furthermore A physical therapist can help you develop a specific exercise program that fits your energy level. Allowing you to pace yourself without overdoing it. They may also be able to identify other musculoskeletal abnormalities or deficiencies that are affecting your condition and consequently increasing your level of dysfunction. Managing this condition is possible with time, patience and commitment. Your physical therapist will play a key role in properly educating and guiding you along the road to recovery. All of our Physical Therapists are able to treat patients suffering from Fibromyalgia and the plethora of treatment styles they offer gives you significant level of choice in your treatment.
Fibromyalgia and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Those patients that have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia who are also struggling with issues of hyper-mobility and environmental sensitivities may learn that they are suffering from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and/or some of its co-morbid conditions (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Mast Cell Activation Disorder). Consequently we have found that identifying these issues and addressing them from the onset of treatment greatly improves the results these patients see from therapy and hastens recovery.