Chronic Pain — 29 March 2013

P4010080By Richard Lenti

Moderate exercise such as walking just twice a week can reduce pain and other symptoms of fibromyalgia without making joints feel worse, according to a new study published in Arthritis Care & Research.

While previous studies have shown short term benefits from exercise, fibromyalgia sufferers often fail to keep up with exercise programs out of fear that it will worsen pain. But it doesn’t have to be that way, according to researchers.

“They’re more worried that it’s going to be painful, but that’s more of a psychological effect,” said lead author Anthony Kaleth, PhD, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

“One of the best known therapeutic activities for fibromyalgia patients is exercise. Our study confirmed that result.”

Read more at National Pain Report.


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Richard Lenti

Richard Lenti has worked as a news writer for the last 20 years at various television stations in Los Angeles. He is a Golden Mike winner and a graduate of California State University, Fresno. With roots in print journalism, Richard is excited to be “published” once again; having people read his work as opposed to having it read to them. As a freelance writer his work has appeared in the Easy Reader, L.A. Jazz Scene, Irrigation and Green Industry, and the KCAL 9 Online website.

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