Muscle and Bone Pain in Different Areas of the Body: Symptoms and Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a health conditionthat affects multiple sites in the body. The symptoms of the chronic or long-term condition, according to anarticleonHealthline.com, is described as having pain in the muscles and bones, which is known as musculoskeletal pain.
A person suffering from the condition also experiences having areas of tenderness in the body andfeeling of fatigue and sleep and cognitive disturbances as well.
Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia
According to the article, even medical practitioners find it difficult to understand the medical condition. A person that has fibromyalgia has symptoms that are similar to the symptoms of other conditions. In addition, diagnosis offibromyalgia cannot be confirmedby real tests,which often results in misdiagnosis.
There was even a time that health experts doubtedwhether fibromyalgia was a real medical condition. Today, however, fibromyalgia is better understood by health experts.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
The medical condition causes a person to experience pain in certain regions in the body, as stated in the article.The regions of pain overlap with what was previously described as “trigger points” or “tender points” in the body. But, someof the previously described areas of tenderness now have already been excluded.
Fibromyalgia is already referred to as a condition that causes “multi-site pain” and not a “chronic widespread pain” that wasthe diagnostic criteria definition of fibromyalgia in the 1990.
Furthermore, fibromyalgia now has a diagnosis that focuses on regions of musculoskeletal pain and the severity ofpain.Theprocesshas a different focus than the previous process thatmainly dealt with the duration of pain.
The article also provides other symptoms of the health condition, and they include the following:
Having trouble sleeping
Sleepingfor long periods of time and not feeling rested (non-restorative sleep)
Difficulty in focusing and paying attention
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