De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis and Fibromyalgia

DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis = pain in thumb

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis (dih-kwer-VAINS ten-oh-sine-oh-VIE-tis) is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. If you have de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, it will probably hurt every time you turn your wrist, grasp anything or make a fist.

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Pain Can Be Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS)


Pain can be—Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS)—or it is sometimes referred to as being “double-jointed”

I remember, as a child, being able lay on my back with my ankles aside of me. To this day, I can reach the floor with the palms of my hands while keeping my knees straight. I always prided […]

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Fibromyalgia and TMJ

The Symptoms of TMJ are Magnified in Fibromyalgia

The symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joints) are always magnified for a person living with Fibromyalgia. The pain experienced in FMS and TMJ is very similar. Both have multiple trigger points (tender points) in various muscle groups, creating intense pain. These trigger points have been described as lumps […]

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Fibromyalgia Pain can be—Tendonitis

Before I had even heard the word, “Fibromyalgia”, I was blissfully unaware how pain can be magnified in certain joints.

I was experiencing unbearable pain in my wrists yet I did not have a computer and I did not do repetitive tasks at my job as a direct-care worker. Pain can be so mysterious.

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