Fibromyalgia, that is, rheumatic pain in soft tissues, between the ages of 25-55 and more often in women. The disease can also occur in childhood; Muscle pain and tenderness, sleep disturbances, fatigue, weakness, and in the morning “eclipse” with the sensation of awakening. Memorial Antalya Hospital Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Uz. Dr. Feride Ekimler Süslü made recommendations to patients to control fibromyalgia, which negatively affects the quality of life.
Family and environmental factors are effective in the formation of fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is more common in people with higher education and economic level than the average, although the cause is unknown. The incidence of the disease is increasing in first-degree relatives. Certain rheumatic diseases, such as sleep disorders, major physical trauma, such as falls or car accidents, mental traumas, some viral diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, are the triggers of fibromyalgia.
It can cause depression
Pain and diffuse pain are the most common complaints in fibromyalgia. Pain is often felt most intensely in the neck area and waist of the body. You can also feel shoulders, elbows, knees and hands. Patients express more pain on one side of their body than on the other. Rarely, swelling can occur in the hands and feet. Half of patients have tension headache. Frequent urination and urgent urination are needed. It can also cause jaw joint pain, cramps and tinnitus. Depression and similar complaints can also occur in some patients.
If you have these symptoms …
Do not tire in the morning
Abdominal and thoracic pain
Numbness in the hands
Constipation or diarrhea
Exercise is the most effective treatment method.
Physical exercise is very important in fibromyalgia. Many studies have shown that the most effective treatment is low density aerobics. However, not all exercises are suitable for all patients. It has been reported that swimming is generally effective in relieving pain and improving the quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia. In particular, fast outdoor hikes are as effective as swimming in the treatment of complaints. Relaxation and stretching exercises, cycling and water aerobics are also offered.
Stay away from sleep habits
Medications used in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome are used to relieve pain, relieve fatigue, regulate sleep and treat depression. Therefore, alcohol, cigarettes, tea, cola and coffee should not be consumed before going to sleep. The treatment is planned with antidepressants and analgesics, sleep regulators and muscle relaxants. In addition, local injections can be performed at sensitive points. In physiotherapy, hot results, deep heaters, electrical stimulation with pain relief and massage provide positive results. In addition, patients are recommended spa cures ..