Fibromyalgia Trigger Points

Fibromyalgia Trigger Points

It is a chronic condition that affects your muscular and skeletal system. Apart from widespread pain that occurs all over the body, it also causes problems with sleep, fatigue, mental and emotional distress. Fibromyalgia patients sometimes suffer from anxiety disorders. Fibromyalgia patients require frequent medical care and they show increased rate of absence from their school and work.
The psychological, social and physiological aspect of fibromyalgia pose a challenge for health care professionals to provide effective and appropriate treatment. In most cases, treatment only focuses on reduction of pain with the help of pain medications without providing additional supporting treatment and interventions. Fibromyalgia patients are more sensitive to pain as compared to people without fibromyalgia.

Why Treatment Of Fibromyalgia Pain Syndrome (FMS) At IPRC Is Better Than Conventional Physical Therapy?

Many physical therapists use one-size-fits all approach for their patients utilizing antiquated timeline. Their cookie cutter exercise fails to properly rehabilitate patients and optimal movement and function is not restored. At IPRC, we tailor personalized treatment approach for every patient and unique condition they are suffering from. Our advanced technologies helps in proper diagnoses and measures parameter of your joint angles, gait, loads and muscle firing patterns. Then we design individualized treatment approach based on collected data. We also measure progress time to time ensuring full recovery.
Our experience of combining advanced technology with innovative treatment method makes IPRC the best physical therapy clinic for rehabilitation. Different patients come to IPRC for pain relief and performance enhancement. we are fully aware that each has unique condition and anatomy. We utilize one-on-one treatment approach for each patient and avoid using cookies cutter exercise.

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Sign And Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia

  • Widespread pain in your body.
  • Fatigue.
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Dull aches
  • Headaches
  • Stiffness

Risk factors:

  • Gender: fibromyalgia is more common among women than men.
  • Family history: fibromyalgia is more common in people with family history of FMS.

Other disorders: people with osteoarthritis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to develop fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

The main symptom of fibromyalgia pain syndrome is flu-like pain and aches, mental distress, chronic fatigue, itching and flushing of skin and feeling of too cold or too hot. The symptoms of fibromyalgia are very similar to conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, arthritis and under-active thyroid.
Classic tender points mark the presence of fibromyalgia. Normally we are not aware of these tender points unless pressure is applied to them. In FMS patients, these tender points are always painful and tender, and patients have increased awareness of them.
Diagnosis is primarily based on patient symptoms. The guidelines of American College Of Rheumatology specify that if widespread pain occurs for at least three months all over the body in all four quadrants should be diagnosed as FMS.

Fibromyalgia pain treatment:

Medical conventional treatment of fibromyalgia is often with pain medications without providing any other treatment and intervention. Now adays, people depend on medications and drugs without getting rid of the exact cause of FMS. 

Exercises are proved to be very effective in FMS management. However, FMS patients are mostly unwilling to exercise therapy as they believe that exercises will increase their pain.

At IPRC, we utilize a broad approach in the treatment of FMS. We not only treat symptoms, but we eliminate the root cause FMS so that patient can enjoy pain free life.

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Treatments Commonly Used For FMS

Physical Therapy Exercises

Exercises aims at increasing strength of different connective tissues and muscles that stabilize and support your pelvis. These exercises will improve stability and mobility and will help in relieving nerve pain. Postural correction is also important so that pelvis and surrounding structures are realigned.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound to reduce pain, increase circulation and relax tissue tension.

Interferential Current (IFC)

DNS technique will help in restoring innate functional movement patterns by stimulation of central nervous system in retraining of neurophysiological patterns of your locomotion system. It will also help in correction of motor deficiencies.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

TENS is used to slow down the pain signals that goes to brain and spinal cord which may help in muscle relaxation and reducing pain.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is used for the relieve of muscular spasm and stiffness. It breaks trigger points which are tiny knots in your muscles.

Get Fibromyalgia Treatment That Really Works

Different pain medications and surgeries treats symptoms without addressing the underlying cause of fibromyalgia. At IPRC, it is our mission to get rid of the root cause of your pain and to correct it so that you can enjoy pain free life. Take your appointment today if you are experiencing fibromyalgia pain so that it can be treated, and you can enjoy life to its fullest.

Dr. Aleem Certifications In Physical Therapy

Certified Spinal Manual Therapist

Dr. Aleem has done various certifications in the field of physical therapy. He is Certified Spinal Manual therapist (Manual concepts, Australia). Spinal manual therapy is used to relieve neck pain, back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions by application of forces at joints of spine. These treatments are helpful in restoring spine dysfunctional areas.

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Dr. Aleem also delivers lecture on ergonomics at corporate sector in whole Pakistan including Telenor, PTCL and Ufone.