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What are tender spots in fibromyalgia?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Biopsy not show infl

The myofascial tender spots do not show changes in biopsy histology.
There are a lot of theories - it appears to be related to muscular pain and may be related to de-conditioning. Other thoughts have been suggested - neuro-electrical impulses, metabolic muscle changes but all is conjecture.

In brief: Biopsy not show infl

The myofascial tender spots do not show changes in biopsy histology.
There are a lot of theories - it appears to be related to muscular pain and may be related to de-conditioning. Other thoughts have been suggested - neuro-electrical impulses, metabolic muscle changes but all is conjecture.
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice

In brief: Trigger points

Fibromyalgia trigger points? No official opinions about.
Anatomy suggests sites of tendon/ligament (soft tissue) inflammations; radiolucent & non-imageable; in muscles supporting upright body burdened by gravity. My Theory: pelvic instability begets chronically tilted body beset w. asymmetric/spastic muscles (struggling to hold tower) w. repetitive stress-induced tendon/ligament inflammations.

In brief: Trigger points

Fibromyalgia trigger points? No official opinions about.
Anatomy suggests sites of tendon/ligament (soft tissue) inflammations; radiolucent & non-imageable; in muscles supporting upright body burdened by gravity. My Theory: pelvic instability begets chronically tilted body beset w. asymmetric/spastic muscles (struggling to hold tower) w. repetitive stress-induced tendon/ligament inflammations.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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