This is perhaps the most common condition that is affecting approximately 5 million people in the United States. Fibromyalgia is very common in women who are between 30 and 50 years old. This condition usually affects the bones and muscles of the patient characterized by fatigue and/or pain in the muscles & joints.
Although there is no determined cure for fibromyalgia, at Fusion Physical Therapy, our trained physical therapists understand your pain, reduce your fatigue, manage your pain, and improve the quality of your life.
Causes of Fibromyalgia
When the nervous system changes the way it manages pain, this condition is likely to occur. However, there are other causes which include:
- Chronic stress
- Being abused physically
- Lack of exercise
- Hereditary from one generation to another
- Suffering from PTSD
Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
There are various signs and symptoms that should act as red flags to make you seek medical attention. Some of them include:
- Insomnia/ sleeplessness
- Muscle pains
- Burning, numbness, and twitching in your muscles
- Feeling depressed, nervous, and worried
- Belly pain
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Having dry eyes, mouth, and nose
- Being sensitive to cold, sound, light, heat
It is good to note that the fibromyalgia has similar symptoms to osteoarthritis and tendinitis but its pain is felt all over the body. So how do we diagnose this condition at Fusion Physical Therapy?
Diagnosis for Fibromyalgia
Since this condition can be easily mistaken and misdiagnosed, our expert physical therapists and other specialists work together to perform a deep examination. This helps them come up with your past health history which helps them administer the appropriate treatment. They usually begin with passive treatments in their plans before administering active treatments meant to strengthen your body.
Our dedicated physical therapists at Fusion Physical Therapy come up with a plan that incorporates deep tissue massaging to relieve tension and spasms, heat therapy which facilitates blood flow, hydrotherapy, ultrasound, core stability and stretching exercises.
Our therapists will teach you some techniques that will help you deal with fibromyalgia symptoms by yourself. So as to have long-term effects, you should continue with the exercises even at your home. You can silence fibromyalgia today; just book an appointment with us!