Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Fibromyalgia is pain affecting “fibrous” connective tissue and muscle – myo being from muscle.

Myofascial pain – is muscle pain – myo and fascia pain – also connective tissue

Simply explained – it’s far more complicated – is that fibromyalgia is often in people who have a genetic predisposition to pain and myofascial pain is some area of the body – rather than widespread pain – that occurs usually from trauma / repetitive trauma or ageing – degeneration


if you have fibromyalgia then routine is your friend. Get up the same time every morning and go to bed same time every night. You may notice that any change in routine causes increased symptoms – even a happy holiday can mess with fibromyalgia. Keep to same healthy diet, exercise should be moderate – don’t overdue it. No marathons or breakdancing.

No matter the cause of fibromyalgia, the fascia is involved. The healthier your fascia, the less pain you have.  Step 3  explains fascia. Listen to all 3 videos. 

Fibromyalgia is best managed with a BioPsychoSocal Approach. That is a bloody mouthful. Bio- means biology – that’s the stuff talked about in the videos above, Psych – means anything to do with your thinking and feeling – and Social – how you interact with your environment – people and the world around you.  I suggest you try the Daily Program and look at the first video on Stress Anxiety PTSD.  

Not everyone agrees on the cause(s) of fibromyalgia. Here is another explanation.

Fibromyalgia can be explained : Arthritis Society Canada

There are alternative views about fibromyalgia and many questions. Below is another point of view.