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What are fibromyalgia tender points?

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Tender points are spots of tenderness on your body, usually above muscles, tendons or bones, that hurt when pressed. Tender points are not areas of deep pain. Instead, the spots seems to lie just under the surface of the skin, such as over the elbow or shoulder. People with fibromyalgia often have multiple tender points.

From: Fibromyalgia Pain WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Fibromyalgia." Fibromyalgia Network: "Symptoms." Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: What Causes It?" National Fibromyalgia Association: "Understanding Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain." McIlwain, H. and Bruce, D. Holt, 2007.




The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 05, 2018

SOURCES: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Fibromyalgia." Fibromyalgia Network: "Symptoms." Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: What Causes It?" National Fibromyalgia Association: "Understanding Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain." McIlwain, H. and Bruce, D. Holt, 2007.




The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 05, 2018

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