Note: You may read the full text of this article free HERE.
Recommendations for resistance training in patients with fibromyalgia.
Subscribe to the World's Most Popular Newsletter (it's free!)
It may seem counter-intuitive to purposely stress muscle in patients who have muscle pain. However, a growing body of evidence challenges the assumption that resistance (strength) training worsens muscle pain in people with fibromyalgia (FM). In fact, the latest evidence indicates that when resistance training is tailored to individual needs, people with FM can obtain worthwhile improvements in FM severity. Clinicians need a deeper understanding of how resistance training helps people with FM, so as to prescribe more specific, personalized resistance training to their patients.
Source: K.D. Jones. Recommendations for resistance training in patients with fibromyalgia. Arthritis Res Ther. 2015 Sep 17;17(1):258. doi: 10.1186/s13075-015-0782-3.