Better understanding Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is one of those invisible diseases which cannot be detected either in the blood or on X-rays but which has a real impact on the daily life of the people affected by it. Fibromyalgia is a neuropsychological condition which creates strong feelings of constant, generalized pain of the entire musculoskeletal system along with an immense feeling of fatigue. This physical and mental fatigue can be overwhelming since sufferers of fibromyalgia no longer benefit from reparatory sleep due to this chronic disorder.
Common symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia manifests itself differently from one person to another. Amongst the common symptoms we can cite are short term memory problems, mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, digestive system disturbances and of course, fatigue and chronic pain. The pain can be described as intense aching of the sort one would feel after an overly taxing workout when in fact you have been merely lying down. Others describe it as a heavy feeling, as if cement blocks were attached to their ankles; or as painful burning sensations, stabbing pains or pins and needles.
What physiotherapists can do to help
Physiotherapists know that fibromyalgia is a complex condition and that it is experienced in a different manner by each person. As such, it is their responsibility to begin by listening with intent to understand. Physiotherapists know well how the perception of pain can be intense, even to a simple touch. This is why their treatments are conducted slowly, gently and without haste while remaining attentive to your limits at all times.
In order to accompany you day to day and to relieve certain pains, our team proposes exercises, treatments and nutritional recommendations. You may count on us as an ally on your journey to wellness.