Navigation Links
Aquatic Exercises May Ease Fibromyalgia
Date:2/22/2008

Exercise in heated pool brought relief from chronic pain, study found

FRIDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise in a heated swimming pool can benefit people with the common, painful condition fibromyalgia, a new study suggests.

Symptoms of fibromyalgia include chronic and severe pain and tenderness in muscles, ligaments and tendons; neck and shoulder pain; sleep problems; anxiety and depression. Women account for more than 90 percent of people with fibromyalgia, which has no known cause or cure.

Current treatments include painkillers, exercise, relaxation therapy, and low-dose antidepressants, according to background information in a news release about the study, which was published Feb. 21 in the journal Arthritis Research & Therapy.

The study from the University of Extremadura in Spain and the University of Evora, Portugal, included 33 women with fibromyalgia -- 17 did supervised one-hour exercise sessions in a heated pool three times a week for eight months, while the other 16 did no aquatic training.

The researchers found that the long-term aquatic exercise helped reduce fibromyalgia symptoms and improved the women's health-related quality of life. In an earlier study, the same researchers found that a short-term exercise program helped ease symptoms, but pain returned when patients completed the exercise regimen.

"The addition of an aquatic exercise program to the usual care for fibromyalgia in women is cost-effective in terms of both health care costs and societal costs," and "appropriate aquatic exercise is a good health investment," the researchers wrote.

They have yet to compare aquatic training with other forms of gentle exercise such as walking, tai-chi and low-impact aerobics.

More information

The American College of Rheumatology has more about fibromyalgia.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: BioMed Central, news release, Feb. 21, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. The Chrysler Foundation and Kenosha Engine Plant Donate $100,000 to New YMCA Aquatics Center
2. Brain Exercises Sharpen Memory in Older Adults
3. Exercise Eases Fibromyalgia Symptoms: Study
4. Effective Treatment for Fibromyalgia Featured on Oprah Winfrey Show You Dont Have to Live With That Agony!
5. Medialink Features: The Painful Truth About Fibromyalgia
6. Frances Winfield Bremer, Wife of Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, III, to Become Spokeswoman for the National Fibromyalgia Association
7. Why dont painkillers work for people with fibromyalgia?
8. Consumer Reports Analysis: Drugs for Nerve Pain, Fibromyalgia Effective, But Not Always Best
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Aquatic Exercises May Ease Fibromyalgia 
(Date:8/22/2017)... , ... August 22, 2017 , ... “Wilderness Voices”: a ... world travel. “Wilderness Voices” is the creation of published author, Martha McKown, an ... McKown was inspired as a very young child when her older sisters studied High ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... “Glimpses Of Light”: is a unique ... Of Light” is the creation of published author, J.M. Shepherd, a writer, teacher, traveler, ... to life’s perplexing mysteries. , Shepherd shares, “Love is one of the least understood ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... 22, 2017 , ... “Call Of Spiritual Duty”: a revelation in an era ... C.S. Lizarde. Growing up on the streets of North Visalia, California, Carlos Lizarde ... apply the Biblical keys to his life, he noticed immediately that opportunities and blessings ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... Ca (PRWEB) , ... August 22, 2017 , ... ... industries, but not without risk to health and safety. By learning and implementing ... be eliminated. , In this webinar, attendees will gain a better understanding ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 21, 2017 , ... ... Pixel Film Studios. Editors can quickly and easily add washed color grades to ... an image. The LUT changes every pixel’s color to the corresponding color indicated by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/4/2017)... Md. , Aug. 4, 2017 The ... or shortly after a physician/patient consult has long been ... and was a notable focus of the largest meeting ... is according to healthcare market research firm Kalorama Information. ... care testing (POCT) offerings or related supplies and software ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... -- Life Flight Network and PeaceHealth Oregon Network announced they renewed ... operational efficiency for patients at hospitals in Eugene ... Grove , and Florence, Oregon , ... Network work collaboratively to move patients who require the highest ... sensitive emergency exists. ...
(Date:7/31/2017)... 7D Surgical, developer of ground breaking surgical navigation ... Surgical System to support its strategic sales plan in ... and Virginia.  7D Surgical has entered into an exclusive sales ... medical facilities within those markets. ... Spartan Medical Purchases ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: