Fibromyalgia pain points

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769745 tn?1345746412 In fact, in order to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you must experience pain in at least 11 of 18 specific tender points. Tender points tend to be located at areas in the body where muscles and tendons join together. In particular, fibromyalgia sufferers are apt to feel neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pack and pain in the waist, ribs, buttocks, and knees. A common example of one such symptom is pungent or strong-smelling urine.
769745 tn?1345746412 In particular, fibromyalgia sufferers are apt to feel neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pack and pain in the waist, ribs, buttocks, and knees. A common example of one such symptom is pungent or strong-smelling urine. The patient may feel embarrassed to even bring up the topic with her physician. Genitourinary symptoms involve the private parts and it is never easy to discuss these details, even with medical professionals.
Avatar n tn Hi, Myofascial pain symptoms usually involve muscle pain with specific "trigger" or "tender" points. The pain can be made worse with activity or stress. In addition to the local or regional pain associated with myofascial pain syndrome, people with the disorder also can suffer from depression, fatigue and behavioral disturbances.Trigger points can be identified by pain that results when pressure is applied to an area of a person's body.
358486 tn?1294776388 There are pressure points that are part of diagnosing Fibromyalgia. Google "fibromyalgia pressure points" online for a drawing of the human body that shows those points. If you push at least a half-dozen areas and it hurts, you probably have it. Fibro is painful and is often accompanied by headaches.
1429415 tn?1308268220 In fibromyalgia there is pain all over the body. There is presence of painful trigger points on your body .People with fibro have 11 or more out of a possible 18 tender points. Each person experiences varied symptoms of fibromyalgia. The site of pain, intensity of pain and frequency of painful attacks varies person to person. It is really very difficult to determine the most tender point.Anxiety, loud repetitive noises, vibrations, stress all can trigger pain in fibro patients.
Avatar n tn There are 18 points on body for tenderness in patients of this condition. Diagnosis criteria is that pain at 11 of the points may indicate fibromyalgia. The tenderness in these points is worse in the mornings and has been described as flu-like, burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing. Please correlate your symptoms to the classic findings of Fibromyalgia. Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, home treatment can relieve some of the symptoms.
Avatar f tn this is not a question but an answer to all the questions about pain with fibromyalgia ... the pain is not specific but changes from person to person - this is why it is so hard to diagnose! not helpful, but please note if you have already been diagnosed with fibromyalgia then pain can occur anywhere specific for you. please make sure you go to the doctors to confirm the pain is from your fibromyalgia as you don't want it masking anything more serious medically!
Avatar f tn The short answer is widespread muscle pain. There are specific "tender points" where just slight pressure causes pain. There are no diagnostic test to confirm this diagnosis. Along with this pain, many suffer with additional symptoms such as fatigue, pain in muscles after use can make some people nearly bedridden. Some physician's think its an autoimmune disorder. Over sensitive nerves under the skin. Causes are unknown.
Avatar f tn The characteristic difference between Fibromyalgia and other joint disorder is that Fibromyalgia presents with muscle pain. 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.
Avatar n tn These are not the same as tender points that are related to fibromyalgia. These trigger points can be extremely painful and can form in almost any muscle. The chronic form is called Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) Many FMS patients have both. Do you suspect your physical activity may have something to do with your back pain?
Avatar n tn //www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/guide/fibromyalgia-pain#1. Pain with skin and pressure points can indeed be a sign of fibromyalgia. Please stop back and give us an update.
Avatar f tn I have tender points ALL over my body. My Dr says it's not Fibromyalgia. The spots don't hurt unless they're pressed on, then they feel like bruises (but nothing is there) My tinder points don't match the Fibromyalgia points, and I have about10 times the number of spots that are on the picture. Also from knees down almost ALL of the muscles hurt to touch, not just spots) There's no rash or fever that I'm aware of. This has been going on for years. Any thoughts????
Avatar f tn Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain and stiffness throughout the tissues that support and move the bones and joints. Pain and localized tender points occur in the muscles, particularly those that support the neck, spine, shoulders and hips. The disorder includes widespread pain, fatigue and sleep disturbances.
Avatar f tn A person must have history of widespread pain lasting since 3 months and pain and tenderness in at least 11 of 18 areas to confirm the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Treatment of fibromyalgia aims at pain reduction and control of other associated symptoms. Physical therapy, massage, relaxation techniques and exercise may be tried. Sometimes your doctor may prescribe an antidepressant or muscle relaxant if there is no relief from pain and associated depression. Hope you find this information useful.
Avatar f tn I have tender points ALL over my body. My Dr says it's not Fibromyalgia. The spots don't hurt unless they're pressed on, then they feel like bruises (but nothing is there) My tinder points don't match the Fibromyalgia points, and I have about10 times the number of spots that are on the picture. Also from knees down almost ALL of the muscles hurt to touch, not just spots) There's no rash or fever that I'm aware of.T his has been going on for years. Any thoughts????
Avatar f tn The other important disease that needs to be investigated is fibromyalgia. This is a common syndrome where people experience long-term body wide pain and tender points in joints, muscles, tendons and soft tissues. Fatigue, sleep problems, headaches depression etc are other associations. Triggers of fibromyalgia are physical or emotional trauma, heightened response to pain due to different reaction to pain.
Avatar n tn The symptoms of fibromyalgia are long term, widespread pain, fatigue, and heightened pain in response to pressure. Other symptoms may include joint stiffness, tingling of the skin, prolonged muscle spasms, weakness in the limbs, nerve pain, functional bowel disturbances and chronic sleep disturbances.
Avatar m tn Depression may cause feelings of pain in the body and it increases a person’s sensitivity to pain so minor feelings of pain are perceived to be more painful. If it would had been cancer there would had been other associated symptoms related to the organ or system involved. You seem to be suffering from fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is characterized by bodyaches, muscular pains, tenderness near joints, sleep problems; irritable bowel syndrome etc.
Avatar f tn Look up fibromyalgia on the internet. Check to see with the use of your hands to determine whether you have any or some of the trigger points. It does sound like fibromyalgia. I am treated by a rheumatologist for the fibro that I have. The trigger points are the most sore for me but fibro does cause alll over muscle soreness. Let me know what you find out.
Monster ### FIBROMYALGIA SYMPTOMS Pain — The primary symptom of fibromyalgia is widespread (diffuse), chronic, and persistent pain. The pain may be described as a deep muscular aching, soreness, stiffness, burning, or throbbing. Patients may also feel numbness, tingling, or unusual “crawling” sensations in the arms and legs.
Avatar n tn This is what I have in my right shoulder right now. I have had Fibromyalgia dx'd in 02 but had it for years before. The knotted muscles are called trigger points and they really hurt and burn if I apply pressure to them. You may want to read up on Fibromyalgia. I hope it isn't that but it is a sign of fibro. Good Luck!
Avatar m tn Unfortunately fibromyalgia is often diagnosed after other issues have been eliminated and providing that 11 of the 18 pain points are positive. In the mean time do have your mother try taking a magnesium supplement and to up her intake of potassium rich foods (i.e. bananas, potatoes, gatorade, etc.).
Avatar f tn Seen doctor today and have been dealing with my knees locking up and my fingers also locking up. Had blood work done to see if it was RA and that was negative. I'm not so sure this is fibromyalgia. Didn't have any preasure points tested, he just walked in the office and said well this is what you have and you need to improve on your sleep and gave me amitriplyn. Well I've takin this in the past and didnt improve sleep. I've always been tired thoughout the day...
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Avatar n tn all i know of is the pain points test which ***** because you are telling them that it hurts everywhere but to prove that that is what is wrong they have to push on ALL of those points that may already be in pain...I was in tears but at least it helped the doctors know what was going on I guess =?
Avatar f tn Other possible co morbidities are hypothyroidism, Lyme disease and sleep disorders. Pain points are called tender points, usually found in soft tissues on the back of the neck, shoulders, sternum, lower back, hips and knees. It is a deep aching, radiating, shooting or burning pain causing aches and stiffness in the body.