Physical Therapy for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia can greatly affect your daily life making it difficult to perform daily tasks around your home and in your community. Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain throughout your body. Feelings of fatigue and changes in mood can also be associated with this condition. With decreased activity levels commonly associated with fibromyalgia, one can lose muscle strength over time.
Common symptoms associated with fibromyalgia:
- Widespread pain
- Irregular sleep patterns
- Changes in cognitive function/memory
- Increased sensitivity to heat or cold
Physical Therapy Can Help!
Physical therapy can be utilized when dealing the fibromyalgia in order to address muscle weakness or deconditioning that can occur. Physical therapists can help create an exercise program for you tailored to your needs and specific areas of pain and/or weakness. Learning exercises that help you maintain your muscle strength can be empowering and help you to be more in control of your condition.