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3 tips for managing fibromyalgia while working

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Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal disorder that is described as pain and soreness throughout the muscles of the body. It is often also followed by negatively impacted sleep, mood and memory. This disorder is chronic, meaning symptoms are likely to reoccur during the life of someone who has fibromyalgia. Some possible triggers for fibromyalgia include stressful events, injury and viral infection.

How can a person with fibromyalgia manage pain while working?

  • Physical exercise If you're in an office, whatever you can do to keep moving while working may help your pain even a little. Inactivity can exacerbate the stressful symptoms of fibromyalgia, so consider using an exercise ball while at your desk or just moving as much as you can.
  • Medication ” Taking painkillers is one way to manage your pain while working, although this is more of a "band-aid method. It doesn't address the root cause of the problem, and your symptoms are likely to continue. It is just a temporary pain relief solution.
  • Going to physical therapy ” No, you can't go to physical therapy while you're working, but if you regularly attend therapy sessions for your fibromyalgia in between work time, you'll probably start to notice a positive effect on your fibromyalgia symptoms while on the job. Physical therapists specialize in creating individualized care plans for patients, especially those with chronic pain from musculoskeletal disorders like fibromyalgia!

Alliance PTP is ready to help you find top-notch PT for working with fibromyalgia

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we're proudly bringing together physical therapy practices across the country to help people get the high-quality PT they need. Want to see a physical therapist in person? We can put you in touch with an Alliance PTP partner that's close to you and that can help you address working with fibromyalgia.

Not keen on in-person PT sessions or not close to an Alliance PTP partner? No worries. We also offer effective and affordable virtual physical therapy through our Agile Virtual Physical Therapy platform.

Contact our team today so we can help you find the most effective physical therapy services for your injury or condition.

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