Fibromyalgia Treatment: Managing the Complex Chronic Pain Condition

Exercise is one of the cornerstones of fibromyalgia treatment. While exercise may seem counterintuitive given the pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia, studies have found it to be very beneficial. Gentle low-impact exercises like walking, swimming, tai chi and water aerobics can help improve mobility and sleep quality. Starting slowly and gradually increasing duration and intensity is important to allow the body to adapt without overexertion. Strength training exercises using one’s own body weight combined with stretches can help build muscle tone and alleviate pain.