Signs And Causes Of Fibromyalgia

Posted In: Physiotherapist     2018-02-21     21

What is fibromyalgia? – It is a long-term and chronic condition that causes pain in the bones and muscles, other areas of tenderness as well as general fatigue. This condition is usually misunderstood and misdiagnosed.


The common symptoms are associated with widespread muscle and fatigue and joint pain. As such, there is no cure for this, but lifestyle changes, controlled stress, and medication may ease your symptoms to lead an active and normal life.

Want to know the causes?


Actually, even doctors couldn’t find out the real cause of fibromyalgia, but some of them believe that this problem is related to how your brain and spinal cord process pain signals from the nerves.

Certain things suggest you’re vulnerable to this problem if:


·         You are already suffering from another painful disease, including arthritis, or an infection.

·         You’re a woman.

·         You are dealing with a mood disorder, such as depression or anxiety.

·         You have undergone emotional or physical abuse or have PTSD.

·         You are not regular with your work-outs.

·         Any of your family members have it.


How will I know I have fibromyalgia?


Some of the common signs and symptoms include:

·         Insomnia

·         Muscle pain, twitching, burning, or tightness

·         Tender points

·         Draining fatigue

·         Troubles in remembering and concentrating

·         Feeling depressed, nervous, or worried.


Often, fibromyalgia could be misunderstood with bursitis, osteoarthritis, and tendinitis. But apart from hurting in a specific area, the stiffness and pain could be felt all over the body.


Other symptoms of this condition are:

·         Headaches

·         Belly pain, constipation, bloating, diarrhea, and queasiness

·         Frequent urination

·         Dry mouth, eyes, and nose

·         Sensitivity to heat, light, cold, or sound

·         Numbness in your face, hands, arms, feet or legs

·         Non-cardiac chest pain

·         Tissue overgrowth


·         Skin issues