Ways of treating fibrositis

Fibrositis is inflammation of the muscle sheaths, muscles and connective-tissue layers of the bone, muscles, tendons and joints. It affects the muscular areas of the lower back, neck, shoulder, arm, hips, thighs and chest. Adults ages 30-60 years old are susceptible to this condition and affects women more than men.

Symptoms of fibrositis

  • Severe pain can be felt between the upper spine and one or both shoulder blades.
  • Pain becomes severe on hot, windy days and after performing exercises.
  • Pain can spread from the arm down to the elbow.
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    Take the prescribed over-the-counter pain medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin to relieve the pain and mild discomfort.

  • Weakness and stiffness of the affected area
  • Formation of nodules or localized areas that are tender when touched.
  • Fatigue
  • Sudden and painful spasms of the muscles when performing any activity
  • Difficulty falling asleep

Causes and risk factors

  • Autoimmune disorders or imbalance in the brain chemicals
  • Muscle injuries
  • Viral infections
  • Stress
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Fatigue or overworking
  • Exposure to cold or dampness
  • Poor nutrition
  • A previous history of disorders that cause inflammation of the joints such as polyarthritis.

Treatment

  • Apply heat on the affected area to lessen the pain due to fibrositis. Wrap a warm compress or heating pad with a towel or cloth before placing on the area to prevent burns.
  • Performing exercises in a heated pool to relax the spasms of the affected muscles. Manipulation and other forms of exercises can be done if there is spinal misalignment.
  • Massage the painful area.
  • Perform some relaxation techniques and meditation to lessen stress.
  • Take the prescribed over-the-counter pain medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin to relieve the pain and mild discomfort.
  • Cortisone injections are administered into the “trigger points”
  • Perform conditioning exercises and stretching exercises to relieve pain due to fibrositis.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and caffeine to prevent interruption with sleeping.
  • Perform conditioning exercises and stretching exercises to relieve pain

Tips

  • Maintain proper health of the shoulder muscle by performing gentle exercises for the upper torso regularly.
  • Avoid straining the shoulder muscles such as lifting heavy weights.
  • If persistent pain in the upper back and shoulders arises, it should be treated as soon as possible.

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