Morning stiffness is one of the most common symptoms in fibromyalgia patients. In fact, it is estimated that more than 70 percent of them are suffering from fibromyalgia morning stiffness on a regular basis. Additionally, half of these patients suffer from chronic morning soreness and muscle stiffness that can last for several hours up to a day. This will surely have a huge impact on one’s daily activities. It can affect one’s ability to stand, sit and even rest.
Where Does Stiffness Usually Occur
Fibromyalgia morning stiffness will usually occur in the joints, muscles, tendons, as well as in the ligaments all over the body. It can be felt in any of the connective tissues. However, the extremities are usually at high risk. Thus, fibromyalgia sufferers will normally feel stiffness in their legs, arms, feet and hands. The back is also prone to stiffness, most especially the thoracic, lumbar and the cervical spine area.
I have all the symptoms of stiffness you mention and cannot ignore a painful left hip. Fibro started in about 1983.
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 22 years ago and honestly the worst symptom is the all over stiffness that can last for hours and produces such chronic pains. I wish there was a treatment we could all use that really worked.
Have just heard from my GP that my left hip is worn out (knackered was the comment!) ! Last time I had a hip replacement I had strong pains in my thigh once the epidural had worn off. Not looking forward to that again!