Fibromyalgia Information Page and Physiotherapy Singapore
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Fibromyalgia refers to pain within the muscles and connective
tissues, and is known as a medical disorder that has a chronic, global
pain, with higher sensitivity to pressure. The symptoms may not
necessarily be only pain, but also may cause severe fatigability, sleep
dysfunctions and joint stiffness.
complains of difficulty with swallowing their foods, some has bladder
difficulties, some has general numbness and tingling. It is often linked
and co-exist with psychiatric conditions like depression and
post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD). Different patients has different
experiences of fibromyalgia, not all experience the same symptoms.
About 3% of the world's population has this disorder, with a female:male
ratio of 9:1.
It is classified as a
combination/either musculoskeletal disease or neuropsychiatric
condition. The treatments that has been shown to be clinically effective
include pharmaceuticals, cognitive behavioral management, patient and
family education as well as exercise.
Signs and Symptoms
the experience of symptoms by patients differ from patient to patient,
it varies. The main defining symptoms includes chronic, global pain,
fatigability and increased sensitivity to pain with pressure. Other
symptoms that patients also reported numbness and tingling, consistent
muscle contractions and muscle spasms, weaknesses in the extremities and
body, twitching and 'jumping' of the muscles, bladder and bowel
disturbances as well as sleep dysfunctions.
patients complain of a form of brain dysfunction, termed as 'brain fog',
marked by poor concentration, short term- and long termed- memory loss,
decreased reaction time, difficulty in multi-tasking, and poor
attention span. On top of that, patients often has anxiety and
Other linked symptoms include myofascial pain, also known as trigger points, which can cause localized or referred pain to nearby trigger centres, and they also may trigger a nervous system response.
- Genetic predisposition
- Stress may be an important 'tipping' factor
- Abnormal serotonin metabolism
- Deficient growth hormone (GH) secretion
- Psychological factors
- Physical trauma
Treatments are segmented into three broad categories: pharmaceutics, investigational medicine and physiotherapy.
- Lyrica, Cymbalta and Milnacipran are the three main medications that
are FDA approved. Other medications that were often prescribed also
include antidepressants, anti-seizure medication, dopamine agonists,
muscle relaxants and opioids.
- Investigational medications - cannabinoids and the 5-HT3 receptor antagonist tropisetron.
- Physiotherapy - exercise increases fitness levels and regulates sleeping patterns, on top of reducing pain and fatigue in people with fibromyalgia.
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Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
- physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
- hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
- podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
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All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.
The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver.
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