Exercise is often an important and effective part of treating fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, the pain caused by the disorder can make exercising difficult at times. If this is the case for you, try starting with some type of moderate physical activity, like walking. Over time you will gain strength, and eventually, you'll be able to perform more strenuous forms of exercise. Start small and build a good foundation. Don't let frustration add unnecessary stress to your life or your symptoms might actually get worse. Talk to your doctor about finding a form of exercise that works for you. You may even find it beneficial to work with a physical therapist.
- Q Are there specific exercises that treat fibromyalgia symptoms?
- Q What are the benefits of exercising if I have fibromyalgia?
- Q Should my personal trainer communicate with my fibromyalgia doctor?
- Q Why is it hard to exercise with fibromyalgia?
- Q How do I know if a personal trainer can work with people with fibromyalgia?
- Q What should a person living with fibromyalgia look for in a gym?