A 45-year-old member asked:
how can one with fibromyalgia lift weights?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Pierre Moeser answered
Specializes in Rheumatology
Gradual: In fibromyalgia, the muscles are normal but the perception of pain is abnormally increased. Lifting weights is a great way to break the pain-inactivity-more pain cycle. The key is to start with no weight or little weight and go through a very modest routine of the weight lifting motions. Every two sessions, increase the weight lifted but only in small increments. Many fms patients feel better.
Answered on Jul 22, 2012
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