Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal condition, which affects the body’s muscles and soft tissues. It is the most common ailment in patients after osteoarthritis. Fibromyalgia can be caused due to stress, genetics, or even hormonal disturbances. Symptoms include fatigue, chronic muscle pain, sleep problems, and tender painful points across the body. Fibromyalgia can be relieved with medication, stress management, and certain lifestyle changes.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease, which attacks the body’s immune system. RA results in the inflammation of joint tissues and lining, and is a long term disease. The symptoms can vary from person to person. Classic signs of RA include stiffness, pain, swelling, warm and red skin. Treatment involves taking medication, regular exercise, and occupational therapy. Surgery will have to be performed in the case of joint damage.
Hamstring spasm is an injury related to muscle strain. It is generally caused by activities, which require rapid acceleration like running and soccer. Symptoms include pain, and an inability to stand, walk, or run. Treatments comprise bed rest, ice compression, anti-inflammatory medication, stretching, and rehabilitation.