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 Fibromyalgia  Holistic-online.com

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia (Contd.)

Pain

The major symptom of fibromyalgia is pain. Most people feel the pain of fibromyalgia as aching, stiffness, and tenderness around joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Pain may appear in one or more locations at the same time and also in many different parts of your body.

The pain is located within the muscles themselves, as well as at the points where ligaments attach muscles to bones. Those with fibromyalgia feel extreme tenderness over many of these locations. These sites of tenderness are called tender points (sometimes referred to as trigger points) .The location of tender points is similar in all people with fibromyalgia and are, therefore, an important part of the diagnosis. 

Fibromyalgia pain trigger Points
Fibromyalgia Pain Tender Points or Trigger Points

The most distinctive feature of fibromyalgia, however, is the existence of certain "tender points" - nine pairs of specific spots where the muscles are abnormally tender to the touch

Around the lower vertebra of the neck. 
At the insertion of the second rib
Around the upper part of the thigh bone. 
In the middle of the knee joint. 
In muscles connected to the base of the skull
In muscles of the neck and upper back. 
In muscles of the mid-back. 
On the side of the elbow. 
In the upper and outer muscles of the buttocks. 

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