You Don’t Have to Suffer From Fibromyalgia Pain
Is fibromyalgia pain impacting your life? At Total Motion, we can help you get back to the activities you love the most with specialized treatments that are designed to reduce pain and help manage your fibromyalgia symptoms.
Fibromyalgia is an incredibly painful disorder that can causes a wide variety of symptoms, including widespread pain, issues with mood and memory, sleep issues and fatigue. The specific cause of fibromyalgia is still relatively unknown and it can impact different patients in a variety of different ways. There are a few things that have been identified as being related to fibromyalgia, including major surgery or infections, physical trauma or extreme psychological stress. For many patients, however, fibromyalgia can develop without a specific cause or event. While there isn’t a known cure, we have found that utilizing the right combination of physical therapy, medication and lifestyle changes can have a dramatic impact on the reduction of painful symptoms.
Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
One of the most confounding issues with fibromyalgia is that there are a variety of symptoms that patients can experience, yet not all patients will exhibit the same ones. One of the most common signs of the condition is widespread pain throughout the body that goes on for at least three months at a time. Many patients describe this as fatigue combined with a dull, constant throbbing or aching pain throughout the body. This pain often leads to disruptions in sleeping habits, the inability to focus on basic tasks at work or school and the feeling of being in a “brain fog”. Depression, headaches, anxiety and stomach pain are also commonly reported by patients who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
How Physical Therapy Can Help
At Total Motion, we can help you decrease pain, improve your range of motion, reduce inflammation and improve your overall health. We take a personalized approach to treating fibromyalgia symptoms that includes evaluating your current physical activity levels, taking a look at your fitness goals and using manual therapy and other treatments to decrease pain and increase mobility.
This is one example of a typical approach that our specialized doctors of physical therapy take to treat the symptoms of fibromyalgia:
- Start patients out with a gradual increase in physical activity that takes into consideration realistic lifestyle changes, exercise goals and current health
- Teach patients how to modify their exercise program during periods of inflammation or periods of stress
- Implement a treatment plan that includes massage therapy, manual therapy, stretching and strength building therapies designed to increase mobility
Contact Total Motion to Get Started
Living with fibromyalgia can be frustrating and painful, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. Let Total Motion Physical Therapy help you reduce your symptoms and decrease fatigue ultimately restoring your function for a total life. Contact us today to schedule an evaluation. Remember a referral may not necessary.