Fibromyalgia gets a helping hand

physiotherapist providing back massage

Today is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day and Best Doctors hopes that today’s post might contribute towards the awareness of this disease. Depending on the country, it is estimated that 2 to 5% of adults suffer from fibromyalgia. Of those affected, 80% to 90% are women between 20 and 50 years of age.

Fibromyalgia is a non-inflammatory, chronic musculoskeletal syndrome of unknown origin that is mainly characterised by generalised pain throughout the body, extreme fatigue, sleep disturbances and emotional changes. It can also cause severe physical and emotional disability. Fibromyalgia is currently believed to be a form of rheumatism associated with increased sensitivity to a painful stimulus. The term “rheumatism” can be justified by the fact that fibromyalgia involves muscles, tendons and ligaments. Joints and bones, however, are not affected. Although fibromyalgia may be extremely painful and disabling, it does not cause deformation. Symptoms Pain – chronic and diffused throughout the body, varying in intensity according Read more