It is important to stretch with fibromyalgia. It is said that stretching can help with fibromyalgia pain, because stretching boosts circulation and eases the muscle stiffness and tenderness caused by fibromyalgia. It is important to start off small and stop when it hurts.

You can stretch any time of the day it is good to stretch when you wake up or when you’re feeling stiff. Try to hold the stretch for 1 minute, don’t worry if you can’t as it is important to start off slowly and not to overdo it. Also it’s good to persevere with stretching and try to do it daily.

Recommended stretches

  • Full body stretch
  • side bend
  • Hamstring stretch
  • Shoulder rolls
  • Child’s pose (yoga move)

If you give these stretches a google you can find out how to do them correctly and safely. There any many other stretches you can do and that you might find work better for you. It’s important to do your research or to ask a doctor or specialist for advice.


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