Fibromyalgia is characterised by generalised musculoskeletal pain and painful sensations on pressure at specific points.
In general terms, we can say that fibromyalgia consists of an anomaly in the perception of pain, so that stimuli that are not usually painful are perceived as painful.
How can physiotherapy act in these cases of fibromyalgia?
Because fibromyalgia is a disease that has no definitive cure, the aim of the treatments is to improve the pain and treat the symptoms that accompany it, thus achieving an improvement in the quality of life.
Physiotherapeutic treatment for fibromyalgia can be carried out through stretching, hydrotherapy or specific massages, always taking care not to cause more pain.
In addition, electrotherapy devices can be used to relax painful points, as well as to strengthen certain muscles or improve circulation.
Physiotherapists assess which type of physical exercise is the most appropriate in each case, and what the schedule should be in terms of frequency, intensity and time.
Not all fibromyalgia sufferers can do the same type of exercise or at the same intensity.
Taking into account the chronic nature of fibromyalgia and the need for continuous treatment, it is very likely that the physiotherapist will include indications on the use of certain domestic physical exercises.
If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you should know that physiotherapy can help you to relieve your pain and discomfort.
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