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AdvaCare Clinics: Fibromyalgia Symptom Relief from Physical Therapy

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by chronic widespread pain and allodynia, a heightened and painful response to pressure.  Fibromyalgia Syndrome, an incurable, invisible, disabling and extremely painful disease of the muscle, afflicts an estimated 11 million Americans. Up to 90% of persons with the disorder are women, but it also occurs in men and children of all age and ethnic groups. Download our printable Fibromyalgia Symptom Relief from Physical Therapy Information Sheet.

Fibromyalgia symptoms are not restricted to pain, leading to the use of the alternative term fibromyalgia syndrome for the condition. While there is no known cure for fibromyalgia, doctors may refer people with Fibromyalgia to a physical therapist, either to design an exercise program or to treat particularly painful flares.

Physical therapy may help ease the symptoms of pain. It can also help reduce stiffness and fatigue. The benefit of physical therapy is that it allows a person with fibromyalgia to work closely with a trained professional who can design a fibromyalgia-specific treatment program – with the goal of self-care at home.

The physical therapist may use different types of tools with fibromyalgia patients including:

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Low-impact aerobic conditioning (water aerobics)
  • Pain relief exercise
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • TENS units (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
  • Ultrasound

No one technique offers 100 percent pain relief, but by combining techniques, people may substantially lower the intensity of their pain, while improving sleep, mobility and quality of life.

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, don’t wait any longer.  Our goal is to provide you with the most up-to-date treatment options and recommendations for management of fibromyalgia.

Contact AdvaCare Clinics today at 952-835-6653.

Our office and staff are committed to providing all patients regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or religious or political beliefs, quality health care services delivered with dignity and concern.