Physical Therapy for Fibromyalgia
Find long-term pain relief with our experts at Mid-County Physical Therapy.
Though the Center for Disease Control estimates that around 4 million adults in the US today are affected by fibromyalgia, the cause of this condition has never been identified.
For those suffering the pain and exhaustion all too familiar to fibromyalgia patients, this is cause for concern. Fortunately, while modern medicine has not yet uncovered the exact cause of fibromyalgia, pain management can still help greatly improve a patient’s quality of life.
A number of fibromyalgia physical therapy solutions have all been, including deep tissue massage, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and trigger point dry needling. Don’t think that a fibromyalgia diagnosis means there’s no hope of pain relief. Mid-County Physical Therapy is here to help.
What is Fibromyalgia?
One of the least understood chronic pain conditions today; fibromyalgia is a condition in which a person frequently experiences widespread musculoskeletal pain throughout the body. They may also be more sensitive to external causes of pain than individuals without fibromyalgia.
The symptoms of fibromyalgia include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Pain and stiffness throughout the body
- Regular headaches and migraines
- Unexplained fatigue and tiredness
- Depression and anxiety
- Difficulty sleeping
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering
- Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
- Digestive problems, including IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
- Temporomandibular jaw pain
Fibromyalgia symptoms sometimes first appear after a traumatic event, such as a physical, surgery, sickness, or time of major emotional stress. However, fibromyalgia symptoms can also accumulate over time without an identifiable trigger event.
Physical Therapy for Fibromyalgia
There is currently no known cure for fibromyalgia. Nevertheless, with regular exercise, proper rest, and the utilization of physical therapy for pain, fibromyalgia patients can reduce their symptoms to a manageable level.
At Mid-County Physical Therapy, our staff of pain management experts will talk to you about your condition to get an idea of what symptoms you’re experiencing, as well as their severity. We will then work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to address your individual needs.
Physical therapy for fibromyalgia includes a wide variety of options. Some examples include:
- Exercises to strengthen muscles and increase flexibility
- Low-impact aerobic conditioning to improve general health
- Manual joint manipulation and ligament manipulation
- Massage, electrical stimulation, and dry needling for pain relief
- At-home tips to help minimize discomfort during daily activities
These are just a few of the ways fibromyalgia physical therapy can help you enjoy a full life without being held back by constant pain, stiffness, and fatigue. Consult with a Mid-County Physical Therapy team member today to learn about the full range of therapy solutions available to you.
Mid-County Physical Therapy Offers Pain Management Solutions
The only thing worse than going through life with chronic pain is feeling held back in life because of chronic pain. At Mid-County Physical Therapy, we believe that everyone can and should have the opportunity to live life to its fullest.
That’s why we’re proud to offer the best fibromyalgia physical therapy services around. If you want to reduce your discomfort and exhaustion while raising your quality of life, make an appointment with Mid-County Physical Therapy.
We’re here to help you achieve your symptom management goals. Call us now!
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