The effect of graded resistance exercise on fibromyalgia symptoms and muscle bioenergetics: A pilot study

Geel, Stanley E. & Robergs, Robert A. (2002) The effect of graded resistance exercise on fibromyalgia symptoms and muscle bioenergetics: A pilot study. Arthritis Care & Research, 47(1), pp. 82-86.

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The fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome is a chronic pain disorder that primarily affects middle-aged women. Individuals with FM generally report a broad spectrum of symptoms, with the main features including diffuse musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, stiffness, disordered sleep, and the presence of multiple “tender points” at anatomically distinct sites. The primary mechanisms underlying the expression of these symptoms have not been identified.

In view of the significance of musculoskeletal tender points as a criterion in clinical diagnosis, attention has focused in the past on skeletal muscle function in the phenomenology of FM. However, contemporary evidence for the role of skeletal muscle in the pathogenesis of FM is inconclusive.

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ID Code: 96881
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: creatinine; phosphate, adult; arm exercise; article; clinical article; clinical trial; controlled clinical trial; controlled study; creatinine blood level; disease severity; energy metabolism; female; fibromyalgia; human; insomnia; kinesiotherapy; male; metabolic acidosis; musc, Adult; Energy Metabolism; Exercise; Exercise Therapy; Female; Fibromyalgia; Humans; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Male; Middle Aged; Muscle, Skeletal; Pilot Projects; Treatment Outcome; Weight-Bearing
DOI: 10.1002/art1.10240
ISSN: 2151-4658
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Deposited On: 25 Jul 2016 02:00
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2016 02:00

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