Michigan Health & Wellness Center
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Traverse City, Michigan 49684
Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. It has also been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression and anxiety. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way the brain processes pain signals. Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. Fibromyalgia is typically diagnosed in patients with
Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. Fibromyalgia is typically diagnosed in patients with::
Widespread pain in all 4 quadrants of the body for a minimum of 3 months
Tenderness or pain in at least 11 tender points when pressure is
applied. These tender points cluster around the neck, shoulder, chest,
hip, knee, and elbow regions.
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First, a thorough examination will determine the cause of the pain. Common treatments for foot pain and ankle pain include cold laser therapy, ultrasound, manipulation and customized exercises and stretches.
Because pain may originate with pressure on spinal nerves, the lower leg and ankle muscles can weaken. This may change your gait, increase pain or even lead to arthritis. An ankle sprain typically means the ligaments are stretched or torn. Even if the pain is stopped, the ligaments remain weakened and repeat injuries are
Release therapy targets the calf muscles and a splint or bandage may be used to stabilize the ankle joint. We need to get the bones back to their normal
position to make sure future injuries don?t occur