Fibromyalgia is a complicated medical condition. It may also be called Fibrositis, Fibromyositis, or Fibromyalgia Syndrome.
A Chronic Pain Condition
Two of the most noteworthy hallmarks of the malady are profuse pain (which can vary, rotate, and migrate in location) and also fatigue.
There can be a myriad of other symptoms, including sleep difficulties. Diagnosis can take some time. By that I mean it can literally take years. This is because of the variability of the symptom presentations, and the lack of lab tests for confirmative diagnosis of the affliction.
Trying to exercise with Fibromyalgia can be complicated. It can be impacted by the parts of a person’s body which are most painful.
Types of exercise which may be options include:
- Gentle range of motion movements
- Strength regimes
- Endurance routines
- Concentrated interval protocols, and
- Water exercise
A good source for further information and support, particularly if you are in Missouri, is the National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia Association in Kansas City.