Does Exercise Help to Manage Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia has no cure and the management of this condition is difficult. Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches are considered essential to assist these patients in better managing their illness. Exercise also has been shown to improve symptoms and quality of life in multiple studies.

Group Exercise, Education, and Combination Self-Management in Women with Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Trial

Fibromyalgia is a complex, poorly understood disorder characterized by diffuse chronic pain, fatigue, disturbed sleep, depression, and low tolerance for physical exertion.  Pharmacological treatments are often helpful but rarely resolve symptoms and significantly improve functional capacity.  Rooks and colleagues (Archives of Internal Medicine, 2007;167 (20): 2192) conducted a trial to investigate the effects of exercise […]