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What types of exercises work best for fibromyalgia symptoms?

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Exercises such as walking, strength training, and stretching activities improve physical, emotional, and social function. They also are effective in addressing key symptoms in women with fibromyalgia who are also being treated with medication. Other studies show long-term aquatic exercise programs -- such as water aerobics -- ease symptoms and improve day-to-day life for people with the condition.

From: Fibromyalgia and Exercise WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Fibromyalgia Network: "Treatment Studies." Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: Treatment Options." American Academy of Family Physicians: "Fibromyalgia and Exercise." McIlwain, H, MD, and Bruce, D, PhD. Holt, 2007.



The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

National Institutes of Health.

UpToDate.

Carson, J. , November 2010. Pain

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 02, 2018

SOURCES: Fibromyalgia Network: "Treatment Studies." Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: Treatment Options." American Academy of Family Physicians: "Fibromyalgia and Exercise." McIlwain, H, MD, and Bruce, D, PhD. Holt, 2007.



The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

National Institutes of Health.

UpToDate.

Carson, J. , November 2010. Pain

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 02, 2018

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