Fibromyalgia Trigger Points
It is a chronic condition that affects your muscular and skeletal systems. Apart from widespread pain that occurs all over the body, it also causes problems with sleep, fatigue, and mental and emotional distress. Fibromyalgia patients sometimes suffer from anxiety disorders. Fibromyalgia patients require frequent medical care and they show an increased rate of absence from their school and work.
The psychological, social, and physiological aspects of fibromyalgia pose a challenge for health care professionals to provide effective and appropriate treatment. In most cases, treatment only focuses on the 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 a one-size-fits-all approach for their patients utilizing antiquated timelines. Their cookie-cutter exercise fails to properly rehabilitate patients and optimal movement and function are not restored. At IPRC, we tailor personalized treatment approaches for every patient and unique condition they are suffering from. Our advanced technologies help in proper diagnoses and measure parameters of your joint angles, gait, loads, and muscle firing patterns.
Then we design an individualized treatment approach based on collected data. We also measure progress from time to time ensuring a full recovery. Our experience in combining advanced technology with innovative treatment methods 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 a unique condition and anatomy. We utilize a one-on-one treatment approach for each patient and avoid using cookie-cutter exercises.
Sign And Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia:
Fibromyalgia is more common among women than men.
Fibromyalgia is more common in people with a family history of FMS.
People with osteoarthritis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to develop fibromyalgia.
The main symptom of fibromyalgia pain syndrome is flu-like pain and aches, mental distress, chronic fatigue, itching and flushing of the skin, and feeling 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 the 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. Nowadays, 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 exercise 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 of FMS so that patients can enjoy a pain-free life.
Treatments Commonly Used For FMS
Physical Therapy Exercises
Exercises aims at increasing strength of different connective tissues and muscles of your body. These exercises will improve stability and mobility and will help in relieving pain. Exercises improve patient condition by relieving pain, reducing stiffness and muscular spasm, increasing energy, mood elevation and improving quality of sleep.
Therapeutic ultrasound to reduce pain, increase circulation and relax tissue tension.
Interferential Current (IFC)
Interferential current (IFC) is electrical muscle stimulation to relieve pain and promote faster healing of our patients.
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 is used the relieve muscular spasm and stiffness. It breaks trigger points which are tiny knots in your muscles.
Aerobic And Resistance Training
Resistance and strength training is highly recommended for the management of pain in patients with FMS. It increases the capacity for activities. Aerobic activities will help in reduction of depression and anxiety.
Elliptical training appears to be safe and feasible for improving balance, endurance, and functional mobility. Elliptical will increase workout without enhancing stress on your joints. This workout will burn calories. Elliptical also increase the strength of muscles of the lower extremity.
Manual therapy is a hands-on technique to body tissues which increases mobility. ROM is also increased with the help of manual therapy. Joint mobilization will improve both stability and mobility.
Evidence proved that by utilizing passive treatment modalities like electrotherapy, manual therapy and tapping will provide additional benefits when use in combination with therapeutic exercises.
Heat therapy is widely used to reduce pain and aches associated with fibromyalgia. It relaxes your muscles.
Get Personalized Therapy Designed For Your Pain
At IPRC, we never use cookie cutter exercises. As symptoms of pain can vary from one patient to another and each patient have unique and specific cause of pain, so we use custom design and personalized treatment approach for each patient. Our one-on-one physical therapy after proper examination will eliminate the root cause of your pain.
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. Our experience of combining modern technology and innovative treatment approach make IPRC the best clinic for physical therapy and rehabilitation fibromyalgia pain syndrome. 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.