Have you ever felt a sharp, painful tingle in you back region? A sudden falter in your lower shoulders? Enormous fatigue after a great night of eight-hour sleep?
Then you could possibly be suffering from an incredibly common medical condition: fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by bouts of uncontrollable pain throughout the body, especially in the back and leg regions.
The basics is that the disorder causes amplified pain throughout the body where one would otherwise feel a small discomfort or tingle.
Sadly, a very common side effect of fibromyalgia is rough walking patterns after diagnosis. Whether it be immediate or slow burning, this trait is a consistent symptom of the disorder; as, when the pain increases even more over time, the body can no longer take the pain long enough to walk properly or just at all.
In this article, there will be coverage on not only the general important facts surrounding fibromyalgia as a disease, but also about how to live with fibromyalgia while maintaining your walking patterns.
Symptoms and Possible Causes
Fibromyalgia may sound scary, and in serious cases it can be; but, in reality it is a very common condition.
Normally it can be triggered by either genetic predisposition, infections (from disease or previous surgery, and/or physical trauma.
In all cases the recipient finds themselves in constant pain in particular areas, where there would normally only be minor pain.
This phenomenon in the body is due to a hyper-transmittance of neurotransmitter in the body. There are more signals being sent throughout your body than the brain can count as a collective, thus resulting in spouts of uncontrollable and incurable pain.
So, in order to keep the disorder under surveillance and in check, it is best that you go to see a professional and e professionally diagnosed.
That way you can be started either on medication or in a program geared specifically at your needs as a sufferer of fibromyalgia.
Complications in Walking
As stated before, walking is a very high concern for the patient after the diagnosis of fibromyalgia; however, there are a lot of alternatives to help improve and live with the obstacles the disorder presents the patient with. Here are the most popular and successful of these methods.
1- Morning mediation and relaxation
Just taking some time I the morning to stretch out all the muscles in your legs manually can really take you from the corner to an extra mile.
You don’t even have to get out of your bed to do so either. Just stretch vertically by touching your toes as far as you can; then, gently push and pull at your individual leg muscles for an effective stretch.
After giving your legs the proper treatment, they’ll feel more refreshed and ready to take on the new steps you plan to take.
2- Healthy diets reflect healthy walking patterns
Some doctors have found evidence that a healthier diet translates to less pain. By incorporating more vegetables and whole grain products into your diet, you could be increasing your chances of decreased pains.
Although this method is not widely accepted as a procedural working method of treatment, many of the fibromyalgia suffrages who have tried it have claim it is, indeed, a game changer.
3- Just invest in a walking cane
Just a simple as that, a walking cane is a device made to help make walking easier for its user. So, if you’d rather cut right to the chase and start walking easier without much work, here is a go to option.
However, one must keep in mind that this does not alleviate the pain of walking entirely; it only enables the user to walk more accessibly at their disposable when need be.
4- Get some professional therapy
Professional muscle therapy can always help in the healing process. Over time your muscles will start to build up a resistance to pain, as more medically fueled practice is ingrained in you through repetition. But, it is important to keep in mind that this is the more expensive of all the other options offered.
It is also important to note that a program designed to fulfill your particular needs is required, otherwise you may end up hurting yourself more than you had ever intended.
The Two Main Treatments Available
There is a slight limitation in the treatment of fibromyalgia. It ends up basically depending on self-care and the necessary medications.
Depending on your severe-ness levels in pain experienced during your bouts of sensory pain, stronger medications may be prescribed. However, the most important factor to treatment is how you treat your body.
These could easily include simply trying to live better, such as engaging in mild exercise and/or maintaining a healthier diet plan.
But, they could also include may different ploys to lessen pain felt and how often it is experienced. Here are some examples, just to name a few:
- Reducing your stress levels manually
- Maintaining a healthy amount of sleep (8+ hours per night)
- Pacing yourself in everything you do
- Surrounding yourself in a calming environment (at home & outside the house)
- Performing Yoga, Tai chi, and other calming visual martial arts
- Other methods of relaxation and pain location, such as acupuncture or cupping
Overall, fibromyalgia is nothing to be starkly frightened by. It is a medical condition that ranges in severity among its recipients, but is widespread across the globe.
With the proper pre-information and care method techniques, you’ll be living just like the days before being diagnosed.
It is an easily livable disorder if you are willing and ready to put the time and effort into focusing on your health and how to keep it in fit check.
So continue to check in on yourself and take the precautions to make the most of your fibromyalgia experience.