Unlike arthritis, the incapacitating pain is not in
the joints but in
the muscles and ligaments. Fibromyalgia
is known for presentation of pain at specific sites known as tender points or tender spots. The pain is commonly located in the neck, shoulders, back, and hip and the tender points are located in the same regions. The tenderness is worse in the mornings and has been described as flu-.like, burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing.