Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is another medical condition which often co-exist with Fibromyalgia. Again, the overlapping conditions show similar symptoms and can be confused as one. It is not uncommon for medical professionals to only identify only one of the syndromes when patients actually suffer from both. As a result, people who suffer from both Fibromyalgia and MPS are often only treated for only one of their conditions with the pain caused by the other still lingering in them.
Identifying MPS in fibromyalgia patients is important because MPS can intensify fibromyalgia pain, hence, alleviating MPS symptoms can help ease fibromyalgia. Unlike tender points in fibromyalgia, the characteristic trigger points in MPS can be treated.