Fibromyalgia – Ease the Pain

Author: Maggie Fitzgerald
3.05.2010

Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by long-term body pain and tender points in joints, muscles and tendons.  Fibromyalgia is also linked to fatigue, body stiffness, sleep problems, headaches, depression and anxiety.  The soft-tissue pain of fibromyalgia is described as deep-aching, radiating, shooting or burning, which is often worse upon waking and can decrease during the day only to increase again in the evening.  Specific symptoms include:

  • Body Aches
  • Chronic facial pain or aching
  • Fatigue
  • Memory difficulties and cognitive difficulties
  • Multiple tender areas (muscle and joint pain) on the back of the neck, shoulders, sternum, low back, hips, shins, elbows and knees
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Palpitations
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Tension or migraine headaches

There are various treatments currently in use for fibromyalgia including various drugs, a well-balanced diet and lifestyle changes.  Low-impact exercise and stretches are also recommended to alleviate the pain associated with fibromyalgia.  The Fibromyalgia Network has stated that therapeutic massage done a regular basis is the #1 non-drug therapy in reducing pain, fatigue, and mood problems associated with fibromyalgia.

Call today and make an appointment for a massage that can truly make a difference in managing your pain.

Maggie Fitzgerald, LMT – Grand Therapeutic Massage, Corona, CA


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