Fibromyalgia

By Mary Ann Wilson, RN Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition characterized by widespread pain and the presence of tender points clustered around the neck, shoulder, chest, hip, knee, and elbow. The cause of this musculo-skeletal pain and fatigue disorder is still unknown. In 1990, The American College of Rheumatology established fibromyalgia as a disease. The […]

Exercises for Fibromyalgia

SEATED & STANDING EXERCISES FOR FIBROMYALGIA By Mary Ann Wilson, RN The following exercises are designed especially for those with fibromyalgia, who are just beginning an exercise program. Gentle range-of-motion exercises can provide the foundation for a more active exercise program down the road. Initially, only a few repetitions (not more than 5) of any […]