Activity Helps Fibromyalgia Patients

Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, accompanied by fatigue, memory, and mood issues. Anyone can get it, including children, but 80% are women.

There is no known cause or cure, but physicians and physical therapists know that activity helps patients with fibromyalgia.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that is known for chronic pain. But many patients have additional symptoms, including:

  • Face and Jaw Pain
  • Headaches
  • Altered Sleep
  • Muscle and Joint Pain
  • Tingling and Numbness in Hands and Feet

How Does Physical Therapy Help Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

Physical activity helps fibromyalgia patients. For many, prolonged pain has led to a sedentary lifestyle. Physical therapy improves physical fitness and helps alleviate symptoms.

Not only does activity relieve pain, but it helps with stress management. For many fibromyalgia patients, stress triggers a painful flair-up.

A trained physical therapist will help you understand your pain and provide condition education. You will take control of your pain and interpret pain signals.

You can manage your symptoms with exercise and education.

What to Expect at The Therapy Network

Fibromyalgia patients can expect a full range of training and exercise at any of the Therapy Network’s six locations. Your custom treatment plan may include the following:

Your therapist will custom create a plan to boost the blood flow to areas of pain while relieving soreness and stiffness. You will also receive a comprehensive at-home plan to follow.

Appointments are available today. With six locations in Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake, Virginia, a specialized therapist is only a quick drive from your home.

Physical therapy and activity help fibromyalgia patients.