Cope With Fibromyalgia Successfully
Telling someone that they need to learn how to cope with their fibromyalgia may sound like a nice platitude but telling someone to cope is much more complicated than one might think. Coping with fibromyalgia is not easily done and the reason that coping is so difficult has to do with the areas of the body that fibromyalgia encompasses. The pain or feelings that correspond with fibromyalgia have been described as a:
- Deep Ache
- Shooting Pain
- Burning Pain
- Painful Joints
- Numbness And Tingling in the hands and feet
The painful sensations mentioned are felt in areas of the body where soft tissue exists and soft tissues exist in eighteen different places on the body. If you were to stop for a moment and consider just how many areas of the body are surrounded by soft tissue than the realization of just how painful and uncomfortable fibromyalgia is might sink in a little more. The following is only a few of the places where soft tissue predominates and where fibromyalgia pain could be felt.
- Rib Cage
Mobility Affected Unless Treated
Those that have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia often find his or her body greatly affected and their mobility limited. Without a treatment put into place muscle in the hands and feet specifically can be greatly influenced resulting in the decrease of productivity and ultimately the lack of treatment will affect one’s mobility. Discussing treatment with one’s medical professional will turn up the best and most successful treatment options. Staying in communication with your physician will shed light on new and popular treatments and help shorten your treatment journey.
Fibromyalgia may not be curable but there are several treatments that are readily available to help lessen one’s pain while increasing their productivity and overall life quality. The next few sections will hopefully shed some light on various treatment options that have proven to be helpful at relieving the pain and limitations that arise with fibromyalgia.
The two main symptoms that are presented by the condition of Fibromyalgia are fatigue and pain. Massage therapy can aid in lessening both of these symptoms by helping the Fibromyalgia suffer to be able to experience less pain, obtain more sleep, and also to help relax some of the tightened and stiff muscles that can contribute to much of the pain. Research has proven that the use of massage therapy as a form of Fibromyalgia treatment can help Fibromyalgia sufferers experience deeper levels of sleep and lessen levels of pain and fatigue. The way that massage therapy accomplishes this is by using the different forms of massage to help oxygenate the body as a whole which can decrease the severity of symptoms that a Fibromyalgia sufferer will experience. Massage therapy can help Fibromyalgia sufferers find relief from their symptoms specifically by:
- Improving Sleep
- Reducing Swelling, Pain, and Stiffness in the Joints & Muscles
- Decreasing Anxiety & Stress
- Increasing Blood Circulation
- Increasing Flexibility
- Increasing the Range of Motion
Chiropractic care regularly falls within the category of alternative treatment; however it is becoming much more accepted by both the mainstream medical community as well as an acceptable form of Fibromyalgia treatment. The main determination behind the concept of chiropractic care is to aid in lessening symptoms of pain and other issues by correcting any imbalances in the skeletal configuration. The forms of adjustment of the skeletal structure are made through techniques such as stretches, adjustments, as well as manipulations where the imbalance can be restored and results in lessening of symptoms.
Chiropractic care as used for Fibromyalgia treatment has become increasingly more popular because of the ability for chiropractic care to benefit the Fibromyalgia sufferer and offer pain and stress relief that is so often related to Fibromyalgia. Many Fibromyalgia sufferers suffer from ongoing backaches, foot pain, or leg cramps, and chiropractic care can aid in lessening those symptoms.
While exercising with fibromyalgia can be slow going and seem daunting, it really can be the best thing for healing. Exercise can have very positive effects on even healthy people’s lives, but fibromyalgia suffers can see a vast difference very quickly.
Best exercises for fibromyalgia sufferers
Fibromyalgia sufferers should stick to low impact exercises. It also suggested that they begin with a very short amount of time and gradually work their way up.