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Fibromyalgia (cont.)

Self-Care at Home

Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, home treatment can relieve some of the symptoms.

  • The most important therapy for muscle pain is regular, low-impact exercise. Keeping muscles conditioned and healthy by exercising three times a week decreases the amount of discomfort. It is important to try low-stress exercises such as walking, swimming, water aerobics, and biking rather than muscle-straining exercises such as weight training. Besides helping with tenderness, regular exercises can also boost energy levels and help with sleep.
  • Other home-care techniques that can help include these:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/2/2014
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