Navigation Links
Exercise May Ease Pain of Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
Date:5/10/2013

FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise won't exacerbate the pain associated with fibromyalgia, and it may actually improve it, a new study suggests.

Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., found that engaging in light to moderate physical activity over time could ease symptoms of the condition.

"For many people with fibromyalgia, they will exercise for a week or two and then start hurting and think that exercise is aggravating their pain, so they stop exercising," study senior author Dr. Dennis Ang, associate professor of internal medicine at Wake Forest, said in a Wake Forest news release.

"We hope that our findings will help reduce patients' fears and reassure them that sustained exercise will improve their overall health and reduce their symptoms without worsening their pain," Ang added.

In conducting the study, which was published online May 2 in the journal Arthritis Care & Research, the researchers had 170 people engage in individualized moderate exercise plans, such as light jogging or brisk walking, for 20 minutes daily. During the 36-week study, the participants' symptoms and physical activity were assessed in questionnaires every 12 weeks.

The study showed that the participants who engaged in moderate-intensity exercise for at least 12 weeks had greater improvements in their symptoms than those unable to attain higher levels of physical activity.

The researchers concluded that long-term physical activity as recommended in current medical guidelines does not lead to increased pain for those with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia or similar conditions affect roughly 10 percent of U.S. adults. Symptoms include widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep disturbance and memory issues. Experts suggest that fibromyalgia is a pain-processing disorder caused by abnormal functioning of the central nervous system.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases provides more information on fibromyalgia.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, news release, May 6, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Study: Women not getting enough exercise; at risk of developing metabolic syndrome
2. Exercise and attitude may be thermostat for hot flashes
3. Women Less Apt Than Men to Get Recommended Daily Exercise
4. Exercise improves quality of life during breast cancer treatment
5. Swallowing exercises linked with short-term improvement among patients with head and neck cancer
6. Swallowing exercises can help patients with head and neck cancer
7. Exercise May Help Patients With High Blood Pressure Live Longer
8. Exercise helps smokers to quit smoking, to remain smoke-free and to reduce the risk of death
9. A comparison of 2 home exercises to treat vertigo
10. Guidelines say diet, exercise, weight control improve odds after cancer diagnosis
11. Exercise Twice a Day Vital for Your Dogs Health, Expert Says
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Exercise May Ease Pain of Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... , ... People are starting to accept that hearing aids can be helpful ... stigma it had when great-grandpa wore his hearing aids years ago,” said Dr. Maura ... North American Speaker Series (NASS) segment. “He probably wore an iPod-size hearing aid ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... pilot study of ActiGraph’s CentrePoint Data Hub in a sample of ... of clinical-grade wearable activity and sleep monitoring solutions for the global scientific community. ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... New York (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 ... ... anti-aging skincare and advanced nutraceutical supplements, through its Nova Skin Sciences ... provides the hydrating benefits of a moisturizer with the power of an anti-aging ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Semrock’s ... is the premier online modeling resource for fluorescence microscopists and optical system designers, ... during last 5 years spanning the globe, SearchLight has become a tremendously popular ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... April 27, 2017 , ... The Incentive Research ... Recognition: A Nudge Guide," a groundbreaking analysis of how behavioral economics can be ... apply immediately to IRR programs, the report highlights proven behavioral economics approaches and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017  New research provides evidence that ... Parkinson,s, according to a study released today that will be ... Meeting in Boston , April 22 ... the treatment of Parkinson,s disease, the oral drug levodopa has ... and longevity. But as the disease progresses, the effects of ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... -- Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH ) today is ... share (EPS) guidance and providing a preliminary view on ... this morning,s announcement of the planned acquisition of Medtronic,s ... Cardinal Health now believes that fiscal 2017 ... bottom of its previous guidance range of $5.35 to ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... 2017 Research and Markets has announced the ... to their offering. ... arthroscopy devices market to grow at a CAGR of 6.35% during ... Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis ... and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: