This condition is pain that affects the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones. The causes can vary such as trauma to an area (fractures, falls, jerking movements, accidents, sprains, dislocations and direct blow to muscles), and damage from wear and tear of daily activities. Other causes of musculoskeletal pain include poor posture, repetitive movements, overuse and prolonged immobilization. Changes in posture with postural strain or poor body mechanics may bring spinal alignment problems and muscle shortening, causing other muscles to be misused and become painful. Individuals suffering with musculoskeletal pain complain about their muscles being pulled or overworked. Sometimes, twitching and burning sensation is present in the affected area. Symptoms vary from person to person, but the most common symptom is generalized muscle pain, fatigue and sleep disturbances.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain (constant dull ache) accompanied by fatigue (often awakening tired), sleep disturbances (sleep disrupted by pain, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, lack of Restorative Sleep), cognitive difficulties (memory issues, inability to focus, pay attention and concentrate on mental tasks) and mood imbalances (anxiety, depression). Symptoms usually begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than men. People suffering with Fibromyalgia Syndrome often suffer from Migraine and/or tension-type headaches, painful bladder syndrome, TMJ Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Anxiety and Depression.