What Are Fibromyalgia Trigger Points?

fibromyalgia trigger points

Fibromyalgia trigger points, also known as fibromyalgia knots, are hard and rope-like knots that usually develop in the muscles. They can occur anywhere in the body from the neck to shoulder to arms to back to legs. Fibromyalgia trigger points can aggravate fibromyalgia pain and symptoms significantly.

Identification of Fibromyalgia Trigger Points

Trigger points are like hard lumps in one’s muscle. They are often painful especially with pressure exerted directly on the knots. Without pressure exerted directly on the knots, they can cause referred pain in the surrounding muscles. Most patients get knots on their legs, arms and knees, although it can appear almost anywhere. They can also come in groups or in most cases, as a single knot only


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  • I have had Fibromyalgia for 20 years and I can definitely tell when I am going through something stressful because when I tense up my mind and and body want to shut down. I hurt So bad that I can’t hardly get out of bed. Does this happen to anyone else? I have a really bad knot on my upper back that the doc. Just shrug and go it is muscles, but when I have a hard time breathing and use my inhaler believe it or not the pain easies up.it doesn’t go away but it does seem to help.

  • Just diagnosed with RA. Been living with Fibro for over 15 years. Now…..double the pain! I just want to let those others suffering from either condition, or possibly both, you are in my prayers. No meds have really helped me substantially, but trying to keep your spirit lifted through the pain, has. This I pray for all of you as well. Hoping you find relief….by whatever means.

  • I have fibro,ra n oa plus 5hynated disks n buldin disks also have spurs in my knees n severe bad diabetic i hurt all over cant cook or clean cauae i have such severe pain in neck n arms n back n knees i wanna end it sumtimes but keep on cause of my kids n grandkids i stay in bed all the time except to go to dr n get food i cant walk have to use electric cart i miss goin shoppin in stires but they dont have a cart so my husband who has ms does everything n we have 2 sm kids together n i e been fightin with ssi since 2005 just git denied again n am goin to appeal it cause i e gotten worse n they put me on oxycontin glad i could vent to peps who have these diseases n the worse part is i cant eat have no appetite so force to eat thanku

  • Please elaborate more on tender points, what they are, where they are physiologically. Etc. Thanks.
    Also I think a questionnaire for those of us diagnosed, to find things in common, ie have we all gone through emotional trauma, were we restless as children?

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