Chronic Pain Specialist

Loudoun Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists located in Leesburg, VA & Lansdowne, VA

Widespread aches and pains throughout the body could be an indication of fibromyalgia. At Loudoun Physical Therapy in Leesburg and Lansdowne, Virginia, it’s possible to find relief and healing from this painful musculoskeletal condition. Using a broad range of therapeutic treatment methods, your physical therapy team can help you manage your symptoms and lead an active, healthy life. To learn more about physical therapy treatment for fibromyalgia, schedule a consultation with the team at Loudoun Physical Therapy. Call the office to book an appointment easily today. We also service the nearby cities of Ashburn, Sterling, Purcellville, Lovettsville, Reston, and Dulles.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by widespread pain throughout the entire body. You might feel like you have a dull ache in your joints or muscles or that you can’t move around without stiffness or discomfort. Some people with fibromyalgia also experience extreme fatigue or cognitive problems, like memory issues or brain “fog.”

What causes fibromyalgia?

It’s not entirely clear what causes fibromyalgia. More than likely, there are several factors involved that cause the condition:

  • Genetics ― If you have a family history of fibromyalgia, you’re more likely to develop the condition.
  • Trauma ― A physical accident, injury, or trauma can sometimes trigger fibromyalgia.
  • Illness ― An infection or underlying health condition might also cause fibromyalgia or worsen existing symptoms.

Many people with fibromyalgia also have co-existing conditions, like irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, joint disorders, or bladder problems.

How does physical therapy treat fibromyalgia?

There are a number of different ways physical therapy can help to relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Your Loudoun Physical Therapy practitioner creates a custom treatment plan with a goal to reduce pain and stiffness.

Your plan might include treatments like:

  • Therapeutic body massage
  • Joint mobility exercises
  • Resistance, stretching, and flexibility exercises
  • Cryotherapy or heat therapy
  • Nerve stimulation
  • Whirlpool therapy

Your physical therapy program focuses on improving your overall range of motion, posture, strength, and flexibility. You’ll also learn techniques you can use at home to help reduce chronic pain and inflammation.

What results can I expect from treatment?

Physical therapy is an excellent alternative to surgery or drugs when it comes to chronic conditions like fibromyalgia. When combined with other types of medical care, treatment at Loudoun Physical Therapy enables you to make a full recovery and eliminate pain. Moreover, you’ll be able to participate in all of your normal activities and regain healthy mobility and function in your body.

With physical therapy, you not only benefit from immediate pain relief, but you also learn the tools to prevent your symptoms from returning.

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