Fibromyalgia Syndrome is a common and chronic disorder characterized by widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points. The word fibromyalgia comes from the Latin term for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek ones for muscle (myo) and pain (algia). Tender points are specific places on the body—on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, and upper and lower extremities—where people with fibromyalgia feel pain in response to slight pressure.
|Fibromyalgia is often considered an arthritis type of condition. It is not actually a form of arthritis because it does not cause inflammation or damage to the joints, muscles, or other tissues. Fibromyalgia can cause significant pain and fatigue, like arthritus, and it can interfere with a person’s ability to del with everday activities. Fibromyalgia is considered a rheumatic condition, as is arthritus.|
|Fibromyalgia Symptoms include: