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What is a fibromyalgia tender point exam?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Specific test

Specific test for the disease.
Pressure at specific points reproduces the pattern of pain. If tender point exam is negative, no fibromyalgia.

In brief: Specific test

Specific test for the disease.
Pressure at specific points reproduces the pattern of pain. If tender point exam is negative, no fibromyalgia.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Clinical evaluation

It assesses your reaction to pressure on specific spots on the body, as an identifier for fibromyalgia.

In brief: Clinical evaluation

It assesses your reaction to pressure on specific spots on the body, as an identifier for fibromyalgia.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice

In brief: Palpation painful

? what is fibromyalgia (FM) tender point exam. In 1991, a committee of Rheumatologists decided to define a mostly female disorder that was chiefly characterized by chronic widespread pain.
Finger pressure on certain anatomical loci until examiner's nail bed blanched was the chosen way to make diagnosis, if 11 of the 18 chosen points were painful with this degree of pressure.

In brief: Palpation painful

? what is fibromyalgia (FM) tender point exam. In 1991, a committee of Rheumatologists decided to define a mostly female disorder that was chiefly characterized by chronic widespread pain.
Finger pressure on certain anatomical loci until examiner's nail bed blanched was the chosen way to make diagnosis, if 11 of the 18 chosen points were painful with this degree of pressure.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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