Fibromyalgia stretches and trigger point exercises
There is a wide range of medications and exercises that can prove beneficial in easing the severity of chronic pain for those fighting fibromyalgia. The parts of the body where muscles are highly concentrated like shoulders, back, neck, and lower are more affected by the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Muscles have specific points that transmit pain to other parts of the body called myofascial trigger points. These points can spread the pain to the surrounding parts of the body.
There are a lot of ways to ease the muscle pain associated with fibromyalgia. They play an important role because unbearable intense chronic pain can lead to several other problems related to physical and psychological aspects.
In most cases, the victims of fibromyalgia have to face problems related to pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and many others.
Consistent pain can cause the patient to develop stress and depression. They may bind themselves to the home due to a continuous state of fatigue and tiredness. Their social life becomes so limited.
There is a number of treatments that can be used to alleviate chronic pain produced due to fibromyalgia.
Massage is used to treat chronic pain and to reduce muscle achiness. Massage can be done at home or in a professional setting.
The professional masseuse should have sound knowledge to gently work on fibromyalgia patients to release their soreness and muscle tightness. A regular massage can be done at home.
Massage through gentle rolling of a tennis ball on sore muscles is a good practice to release pain. This is a beneficial technique as it does not put pressure on the muscles, but fairly works them from all sides and releases some tension.
A gentle massage after a warm bath will help to release muscle fatigue and drain out tension. Osteopaths are very beneficial for muscles. They can provide massage and other trigger-point therapies.
The best practices to reduce pain and increase the flexibility of the body are stretching and exercise. Yoga is considered as far the best stretching technique to increase the flexibility of muscles and get relief from tension and stress.
There are several types of yoga, but fibromyalgia should work precisely to select the yoga that proves to be gentle and soothing for them. These yoga sessions will provide relaxation and soothing of the body through stretching and other gentle moves.
It is recommended to consult the instructor before starting to ensure that it is comfortable for you or not. The instructor may also suggest some modification that proves to be easier for people with fibromyalgia.
Acupuncture is an old Chinese methodology that is used to release stress and provide relaxation. The technique produces qi energy in the body that provides healing power. Acupuncture is supported by the NIH to be used as a treatment for fibromyalgia.
Trigger-point therapies are well-known for the fact that they directly treat the source of pain. Trigger point injections with anesthetic are inserted into the core of the trigger point. This basically blocks the pain that rises from the trigger point and spreads to other parts of the body. This injection loosens the knots and tightness. Lasers are used to ease the tightness and soreness of the points that are in a severe consistent state of pain through low-level laser therapy.
For enhanced muscular movement and effective relief from pain, stretching can be done with the aid of heat or some cooling material. After the application of heat muscles should be stretched to prevent any tearing effect.
It should be kept in mind to get started with gentle and mild stretching to avoid the harm of too hard stretching when your body is not used to it.
These methodologies work differently for different people according to their body requirements and capacity. Massage can be helpful for many people; however, some people may require trigger point injection treatment depending on the severity of their condition.
There are several techniques available to relieve the pain of fibromyalgia but it is always recommended to consult a medical expert before trying any of them.