How to live more comfortably with Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal disorder where there is pain spread throughout the body along with accompanying sleep, fatigue, memory, and mood issues. Living with this disorder can be a struggle on a daily basis which is why you should consider every available option and treatment method.

Exercise and activity are one of the most beneficial things that can be done when living with fibromyalgia because they can help decrease the symptoms significantly. It is a good idea to consult a medical professional before beginning any exercise. Under the supervision of a medical professional such as a physical therapist, light aerobic exercises including resistance training can be extremely beneficial to reducing pain and inflammation due to Fibromyalgia. One of the biggest tips for beginning to exercise with fibromyalgia is to start slow. Fibromyalgia can make exercise painful; starting to move is progress in itself. Also, making sure you stretch before you exercise as well as listening to you body is extremely important.  If you are just starting out, you will feel very sore at times and you will want to avoid overexerting yourself.

Consulting a physical therapist is a great place to start because they can help give you exercises that will help manage pain as well as help design a program for you. Another thing you can do to live comfortably with fibromyalgia is to make sure you are getting enough sleep as fibromyalgia can really throw off your sleep patterns. Sticking to a regular wake-up time and fall asleep-time will help combat these issues. You should also have a relaxing routine before bed and cut out any caffeine before bed as well. Maintaining a balanced diet, can also help with the inflammatory pain fibromyalgia symptoms causes as well as has many benefits for your overall health.

Living with fibromyalgia is not easy and at times, will seem like there is nothing you can do for relief. With just a little drive and motivation, there are many things that can help. At Physical Therapy Experience, we employ only the best Physical Therapy Professionals. We treat patients with all kinds of diagnoses and injuries, and can get you back to everyday activities or sports by ensuring that you receive the best Physical Therapy Available. The most modern and innovative treatments available, combined with the best Physical Therapists in the area, will guarantee you getting back to your everyday self as fast as possible. With two convenient locations, call us in Smithtown at (631) 724-5788, or in Oceanside (516) 208-6266 today!


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