What are the specific locations of tender points on the anterior body in fibromyalgia?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Chad S Boomershine, MD, PhD, CPI, CPT; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Answer

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) specifies the location of tender points on the anterior body as follows:

  • At the fifth through seventh inter-transverse spaces of the cervical spine

  • In the pectoral muscle, at the second costochondral junctions

  • Approximately 3 finger breadths (2 cm) below the lateral epicondyle

  • At the medial fat pad, proximal to the joint line


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