What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia – is a long-term or chronic disorder with the most common symptoms being widespread muscle and joint pain and fatigue. Simply put you ache all over!
We do know certain things suggest you’re more likely to get it:
- You’re a woman.
- You have another painful disease, such as arthritis, or an infection.
- You have anxiety or depression.
- You were physically or emotionally abused or have had trauma and post-traumatic stress (PTSD).
- You rarely exercise.
- Other family members have it.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Simply put, you ache all over. Common symptoms include:
- Muscle pain, burning, twitching, or tightness.
- Low pain threshold or tender points over many areas of the body.
- Draining fatigue.
- Having trouble with concentration, memory, and recall “brain fog”.
- Insomnia or not sleeping well.
- Anxiety and/or feelings of depression.
Fibromyalgia can feel like osteoarthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis
But rather than hurting in a specific area, the pain and stiffness could be throughout your body.
Other fibro symptoms can include:
- stomach pain, bloating, queasiness, constipation, and diarrhea (irritable bowel syndrome).
- Headaches/migraine and jaw pain.
- Dry mouth, nose, and eyes.
- Sensitivity to cold, heat, light, or sound.
- Numbness or tingling in your face, arms, hands, legs, or feet.
I can help you with your Fibromyalgia
I have been studying and practicing for 20 years and I’ve learned a lot about the human body and how it reacts and heals itself.
A lot of what we have been trained to treat doesn’t work in reality for everyone. Every person is unique and requires a customised treatment program for their own individual symptoms and needs.
My unique approach combing physiotherapy, with kinesiology and gut health addresses the many facets that contribute to fibromyalgia.
If this article connects with how you, I’d be more than happy to discuss your situation in person.