Certain factors may increase your risk of developing fibromyalgia.
Being female greatly increases your chance of developing this syndrome. It is
possible that having a rheumatic disorder (such as rheumatoid
arthritis), an infectious disease (such as Lyme
disease or mononucleosis),
a psychiatric condition (such as major depression),
or a traumatic event (such as a car accident) may increase your chance of
developing fibromyalgia. There is some evidence that having a family history of
fibromyalgia may increase your risk.
If you already have fibromyalgia, you may be more likely to have recurring
symptoms or persistent pain if you are a woman and:4
According to the American Physical Therapy Association, physical therapists teach self-management skills to people with all types of conditions, including fibromyalgia. Physical therapists can show people with fibromyalgia how to relieve symptoms of pain and stiffness in everyday life. These health care professionals teach people with fibromyalgia how to build strength and improve their range of motion. They show them ways to get relief from deep muscle pain. And they can help people with fibromyalgia...