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Understanding of Fibromyalgia Continues to Grow

Exercise as a form of physical therapy

Considering the pain in movements, many patients with fibromyalgia may find the word exercise highly intimidating, but they should understand that it is just another name for physical therapy. One should choose the physical activity that is most enjoyable and less painful. In fibromyalgia, it is not just about usual exercise or physical training, it is about being more active. Thus, one can even start with just a five-minute walk, and then increase a minute or two each week, something that is achievable without pain. 

Physical therapy is tough for a person suffering from fibromyalgia, but it is highly useful. Moreover, one needs to start with anything that is comfortable for him or her and then slowly increase the efforts on a weekly basis.