Physical Therapy for Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that is not quickly diagnosed yet it affects 5 million people in the US alone. 

Although there is currently no cure for those who suffer from Fibromyalgia, there are treatments that can help. Physical therapists can show you how to relieve symptoms of pain and discomfort in everyday life. 

The health care professionals at Surge Mobile Physical Therapy in Port Isabel and Olmito are ready to treat and teach those suffering from fibromyalgia how to manage your fatigue, recognize and treat your pain, and help you live life on your terms.

What Is Fibromyalgia?

The causes for fibromyalgia are still unknown, however it is known to have to do with the nervous system and how pain is processed. People who suffer from other conditions attacking the nervous system, such as: ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus are more likely to develop fibromyalgia. 

How Fibromyalgia is Diagnosed

Unfortunately, with fibromyalgia there are many signs and symptoms one may experience. It is important to work closely with your health care provider so that they may rule out any other condition that shows similar symptoms, such as Lyme disease, metabolic disease and rheumatoid arthritis, to name a few. 

With fibromyalgia you may experience: 

  • Pain and stiffness all over the body
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety.
  • Problems sleeping
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Muscle Stiffness 

These symptoms may be triggered or worsened by stress. 

How Can a Physical Therapist Help?

It is known that with fibromyalgia your pain and other symptoms are challenging and may change from day to day. Although it is tempting to avoid activity to avoid pain, it is best to stay active and strengthen your body through exercise and assisted stretching. By working with a Physical Therapist, you will learn how to pinpoint pain signals and manage them through personalized programs that your Physical Therapist will go over with you after your initial onboarding. 

What Type of Physical Therapist can Help with Fibromyalgia?

Every licensed physical therapist is properly trained to be able to help care for individuals who are experiencing fibromyalgia.

If you are looking to narrow down your search, we recommend considering the following:

  • A physical therapist who has extensive experience in caring for individuals who have had fibromyalgia or musculoskeletal conditions
  • A physical therapist who has completed a program, such as a residency or fellowship in orthopedic physical therapy. Therapists who have completed such training may have advanced knowledge to help with fibromyalgia.
  • Another way to see if a physical therapist is right for you is to take a look at their reviews online to see if other patients have had positive experiences at their clinic.
  • Lastly, there is no substitute for meeting with a physical therapist for an in-person evaluation. 

Make Progress At Surge Mobile Physical Therapy

If you’re interested in seeing if physical therapy can help with your fibromyalgia, we invite you to consider Surge Mobile Physical Therapy.

Scheduling an evaluation with our team is the first step to see if you would be a good candidate for care. Our physical therapists would be interested in learning more about your symptoms in greater detail to be able to make the appropriate recommendations. If we come to the conclusion that you would benefit from physical therapy, we will outline a plan for care. By the same token, if we feel you would find better results with a particular specialist or doctor, we will not hesitate to make a referral.

If you have any questions please contact us today to schedule a consultation and evaluation to get on the road to better health.

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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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