Treating fibromyalgia pain with physical therapy

fibromyalgia treatment

Fibromyalgia is one of the most common causes of muscle and bone pain in the human body. The exact causes of fibromyalgia are not known, but it appears to have something to do with the way your brain receives signals from your body as pain. Living with fibromyalgia can be difficult because you never know when the symptoms will flare up and cause pain.

Fibromyalgia is incurable, but there are treatments that can help reduce the pain and improve your quality of life. Physical therapy helps many fibromyalgia patients live with less pain.

How physical therapy helps people with fibromyalgia

Physical therapists can identify sources of your pain and develop treatments to help you find relief. Research shows that physical therapy can help to reduce fibromyalgia pain.

At Border Therapy Services, our fibromyalgia treatments are customized to the needs of each patient. Our treatments look different depending on factors like the severity of pain, medical history and age. Depending on your needs, treatment for your fibromyalgia pain may include:

  • Stretches and exercises — Can help reduce pain and improve your physical strength and flexibility.
  • Hands-on therapy and massage — Deep-tissue massage can help reduce the tension in your muscles to reduce flare-ups of pain.
  • Aquatic therapy — The resistance of the water allows you to exercise while helping you balance.
  • Ultrasound — Ultrasound uses heat that can penetrate deep under the surface of your skin to help soothe pain in the muscles and bones.

Contact Border Therapy Services for fibromyalgia treatment

Fibromyalgia pain makes it difficult to live your daily life, but physical therapy can help make your life better. If you would like to talk to a physical therapist about your fibromyalgia pain, contact Border Therapy Services today.