Which activity modification are used in the treatment of nonarticular rheumatism/regional pain syndromes?

Updated: Apr 04, 2018
  • Author: T P Sudha Rao, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Fibromyalgia and multiple bursitis-tendonitis syndrome activity recommendations are as follows:

  • Often, patients must have periods of rest alternating with mild-to-moderate aerobic activity to optimize function. Hoffman has published a detailed program of graded exercise for fibromyalgia. [28]

  • Moderate activity over baseline often results in increased pain and fatigue.

Local bursitis and tendonitis activity recommendations are as follows:

  • Rest or immobilization for acute exacerbations

  • Moderate muscle strengthening and stretching for chronic syndromes


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