The most common cause of general Musculoskeletal pain in women aged 20 – 55 is also the hardest to treat. Unlike other common types of pain, Fibromyalgia has no known cause and is characterised by fatigue and widespread aches that can leave the whole body feeling tender.
The problem likely lies with the bodies central nervous system. In most cases, when the brain processes pain it sends the signal back to the site of the problem (bang you knee, and you feel a sharp sting on the spot), but with Fibromyalgia, the signal is amplified, affecting the body at many different points. While there is no cure for Fibromyalgia, reducing stress, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly, can help manage the symptoms.
Physiotherapy and medication have also been effective in keeping pain under control.