How is joint stiffness in fibromyalgia treated?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Many people with fibromyalgia wake up feeling stiff all over, which can make it especially difficult to get out of bed. But once they're up and around, and moving their limbs, the stiffness often fades. If you have persistent problems with joint or muscle stiffness, ask your doctor about strategies such as exercise or taking certain medications that may bring relief.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that is characterized by widespread muscular and skeletal pain. Common treatments for fibromyalgia include maintaining physical activity, maintaining good sleep habits and counseling. Sometimes medications that do not include narcotics can be prescribed by your physicians. Joint pain can indicate a variety of conditions, and you should see your family physician to make sure that there is not another cause of your joint pain.

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