Do you suffer from fibromyalgia, leg pain? Pain associated with pain points and activation points at multiple sites? Although they are often referred to as contact points, they are actually areas rather than charges.
I still have to find someone with fibromyalgia that simply has a point of pain or tenderness. (However, both hot spots and areas of generalized pain are still used for diagnosis.) And because sensitive points differ from trigger points, see also the ‘trigger points’ for the discussion of PRT in fibromyalgia.
Now, most people with fibro describe the pain in the “area” that radiates to the surrounding tendons or trigger points. It is often not an implication with an associated tendon, ligament or Trp (trigger point). This is what causes the pain to radiate or spread.
Take for example the sensitive points inside the knee. This area can extend, on average, 2 to 4 inches above and below the inside of the knee. So, it really makes more sense to call this reference an area of pain, especially when it comes to work solutions. Yes, there are many tender points at the lower end of the fibrous body.
Certain activities of daily living (ADL) can aggravate the pain of fibromyalgia in the legs. The
examples are sitting for long periods of time standing in one place, shifting or changing weight when standing, driving, traveling, cleaning operations, etc. Can
more severe leg pain cause fibromyalgia? Trigger points, inactivity, loss of muscle mass, low back pain, sciatica, joint involvement of IS, certain medications, cold / flu and more. The interesting thing about leg pain related to fibromyalgia is that it doesn’t matter if you are standing, sitting or lying down.
Pain sensitivity in the lower quadrant of the fibrous body increases because it only causes points in layers of muscle tissue and extremely sensitive areas that are not directly related to an activity or exercise.
The fibromyalgia results hurt the legs when strength and agility are lost.
The longest and most used leg muscle (also known as the sartorius muscle in the quadriceps) is responsible for much of our mobility in the lower quadrant of the fibrous body. Here in the photo next to hi-lited I have areas that cause most of the fibro pain in the lower body.
When this muscle conditions the muscles and revolves all around this area, it also weakens, including tendons and ligaments.
Mobility can be lost and these “areas” of interest may be even greater (as shown in the adjacent table), distributed pain points distributed above and below the position of the point within the actual knee.
Sensitive points of pain in the buttock can also radiate to the leg, often to the sides of the back and legs. Hip and leg pain can be caused by an iliotibial band (outer leg) that extends from the hip area to one side of each leg and when the area is attached it can cause severe bumps and stiffness.
Weakness and / or butter in hip abductors can also cause extreme stiffness and decreased mobility. Illiotibial band disease (ITBS) can occur in athletes through repetition and excessive use, but this painful condition is not uncommon in people with fibromyalgia.
Now is when there is some controversy. Is fibro worse or are these weaker fibro areas / areas always the body? Do you suffer from chronic myofascial pain in the upper part of fibromyalgia? This could be the reason you feel that the pain in the leg is getting worse, since there are many layers of trigger points on the lower part of the body.
One thing to keep in mind with fibromyalgia and leg pain is that any position to stay for a long time, such as sitting or standing, can increase pain and trigger trigger points. The sensitive points will always be there at some level, but they are the activation points that are activated by repetitive movements or are in a very long position.
I often say that we do not recommend sitting for a long time early in the morning. During your stay in bed to sit early in the morning, you only create greater stiffness in the lower back, hips, legs and knees.