What you should read First

What you should read Second.

Start with "Fibromyalgia Definition"and and then move on to the rest of the posts of dated April 24th

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What are Fibromyalgia Tender Points?

Tender points are specific places on the body (18 specific points at 9 bilateral locations) that are exceptionally sensitive to the touch in people with fibromyalgia upon examination by a doctor.

•The 18 Tender Points of Fibromyalgia

Tender points of fibromyalgia exist at these nine bilateral muscle locations:

•Low Cervical Region: (front neck area) at anterior aspect of the interspaces between the transverse processes of C5-C7.
•Second Rib: (front chest area) at second costochondral junctions.
•Occiput: (back of the neck) at suboccipital muscle insertions.
•Trapezius Muscle: (back shoulder area) at midpoint of the upper border.
•Supraspinatus Muscle: (shoulder blade area) above the medial border of the scapular spine.
•Lateral Epicondyle: (elbow area) 2 cm distal to the lateral epicondyle.
•Gluteal: (rear end) at upper outer quadrant of the buttocks.
•Greater Trochanter: (rear hip) posterior to the greater trochanteric prominence.
•Knee: (knee area) at the medial fat pad proximal to the joint line.


This is a link to the picture of where tender points are on the body.

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