The Role of Tender Points in Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

The Role of Tender Points in Diagnosing Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia was diagnosed primarily by the presence of tender points, small areas of the body located near (but not on) a joint that causes pain when pressed. While there is no doubt that tender points are characteristic of fibromyalgia, studies have long questioned their ability to correctly…

18 Points Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia

18 Points Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia Where does it hurt? Diagnosing fibromyalgia can be tough. Pain is highly personal, so one person’s “I hurt all over” isn’t necessarily the same as another person’s “I hurt all over.” That’s why doctors often check for certain tender points on the body when it comes to diagnosing fibromyalgia….

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia is a bewildering and largely misunderstood disorder characterized by widespread pain and tenderness accompanied by fatigue, sleep problems, memory issues, and gastrointestinal concerns. Because the array of possible symptoms is so extensive (and there remains no clear consensus on how to diagnose the disorder), many feel lost as to what is affecting them…

Fibromyalgia: Treating this “True Biopsychosocial Disorder” Requires a Multidisciplinary, Multifaceted Approach

Fibromyalgia: Treating this “True Biopsychosocial Disorder” Requires a Multidisciplinary, Multifaceted Approach Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH wants mental health professionals to rethink fibromyalgia. Though the disease has historically been characterized only as a pain disorder—and its treatment has focused on relieving only pain symptoms, resulting in mixed outcome results—Dr. Jain says that recent research has shown…

Understanding Fibromyalgia Headaches and Other Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Understanding Fibromyalgia Headaches and Other Fibromyalgia Symptoms According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, fibromyalgia is a condition that affects at least 10 million people in the United States. Although it’s most common in women, men and children can experience painful fibromyalgia symptoms too. Individuals experience fibromyalgia pain in many different parts of the body, including…

How can diet affect fibromyalgia symptoms?

How can diet affect fibromyalgia symptoms How might diet impact fibromyalgia? Other lifestyle measures that may help What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes a person to experience frequent pain, muscle tenderness, and fatigue. There is no definitive known cause of fibromyalgia and there is no cure. However, medicines are available that can…

The relationship between sleep quality and fibromyalgia symptoms

The relationship between sleep quality and fibromyalgia symptoms This study investigated the relationship between sleep quality and fibromyalgia symptoms in 326 patients. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index was used to assess the presence of sleep disorders. Multivariate analysis of variance was performed to determine the influence of fibromyalgia symptoms on sleep quality. The prevalence of…

The role of sleep in pain and fibromyalgia.

The role of sleep in pain and fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a common cause of chronic widespread pain, characterized by reduced pressure pain thresholds with hyperalgesia and allodynia. In addition to pain, common symptoms include nonrestorative sleep, fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, stiffness and mood disturbances. The latest research indicates that the dominant pathophysiology in fibromyalgia is abnormal…

Awareness of diagnostic and clinical features of fibromyalgia among family physicians.

The aim was to assess the awareness and knowledge of family physicians about diagnostic and clinical features of fibromyalgia syndrome (FS), and to evaluate the contribution of rheumatology education to the improvement of this knowledge. METHODS: A detailed questionnaire on FS was completed by 172 family physicians. A composite score, based on five items, was…

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