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I have fibromyalgia and rsds, what physical therapy techniques can I do?

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Physical Therapy

The physical therapy available to you would be somewhat dependent on what you can tolerate.
Myofascial release procedures are often quite helpful for fibromyalgia patients. Find a therapist experienced with both and follow what they suggest.

In brief: Physical Therapy

The physical therapy available to you would be somewhat dependent on what you can tolerate.
Myofascial release procedures are often quite helpful for fibromyalgia patients. Find a therapist experienced with both and follow what they suggest.
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple ways

Pt can apply "modalities" of heat cold ultrasound electrical stimulation.
They can do trigger point massage deep muscle massage as well as loosten you up with stretching and start you on a general aerobic exercise program.

In brief: Multiple ways

Pt can apply "modalities" of heat cold ultrasound electrical stimulation.
They can do trigger point massage deep muscle massage as well as loosten you up with stretching and start you on a general aerobic exercise program.
Dr. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice

In brief: Gentle ones

#fibromyalgia ; rsd both incorporate pain with appendage use.
To my mind rsd pain is greater intensity ; more define focality of the same pain dynamic seen in fm. My clinical encounters taught me that rsd represents undiscovered neural impingement. For example rsd of arm oft related to tos yet undetected. Treatment of both is gentle exercise, aquatherapy, yoga, ; tai chi are recommended.

In brief: Gentle ones

#fibromyalgia ; rsd both incorporate pain with appendage use.
To my mind rsd pain is greater intensity ; more define focality of the same pain dynamic seen in fm. My clinical encounters taught me that rsd represents undiscovered neural impingement. For example rsd of arm oft related to tos yet undetected. Treatment of both is gentle exercise, aquatherapy, yoga, ; tai chi are recommended.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management

In brief: Several

Fibro pt starts with gentle stretching and ranging of muscles, possibly in a warm pool, with graduated advancement towards a cardiovascular workout 3-4 times a week, rsd (complex regional pain sydrome is the current name) is best served with focused desensitization therapy followed by stretching and strengthening.
For very bad crps mirror box therapy can help as well.

In brief: Several

Fibro pt starts with gentle stretching and ranging of muscles, possibly in a warm pool, with graduated advancement towards a cardiovascular workout 3-4 times a week, rsd (complex regional pain sydrome is the current name) is best served with focused desensitization therapy followed by stretching and strengthening.
For very bad crps mirror box therapy can help as well.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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