Fibromyalgia & Mobility
Causing widespread pain, fibromyalgia is a chronic disease that may result in difficulty walking. Fibromyalgia is often referred to as the invisible disease because it is not outwardly visible to others. While there is not a specific way to test for fibromyalgia, a blood test may be performed based off your medical history. There is no known cure for fibromyalgia however pain may be managed by medication as well as practicing stress management. Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is also recommended as another way to help manage pain. CBT helps alter the way you perceive certain things and your behaviors toward them.
Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Although there are times where symptoms are manageable, flare-ups are prone to occur. Common symptoms of fibromyalgia include, but are not limited to:
- Pain and stiffness all over the body
- Depression / anxiety
- Trouble sleeping
- Memory and concentration issues
- Joint pain
- Tingling / numbness in the hands/feet
- Digestive issues
How does Fibromyalgia impact mobility?
Moving freely, with confidence, may feel impossible for those living with fibromyalgia. The use of a mobility device may aid in feelings of anxiety and depression by allowing you to live a more independent lifestyle. Muscle stiffness and unsteady walking may lead to mobility problems as well as an increased risk of falling. The weakening of joints may lead to the need to rest more often than that of the average person, so have a mobility device with a seat is a must.
How can TOPRO help those with Fibromyalgia?
Using a mobility device allows for confident, stable movement both indoors and outdoors. If you have fibromyalgia, you may want to consider a TOPRO upright walker like the Troja Walker. The Troja Walker offers deep underarm pads promoting upper body support and proper posture. The mesh fabric seat provides good visibility for walking and is breathable, comfortable, durable and washable. On days when the pain is more manageable, the Troja Upright Walker can easily be folded and stored out of the way.
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The above information is intended for support and resource but does not replace the direction of a medical professional, healthcare provider, therapist, nurse, aide, or any professional training. Prior to purchasing any mobility device to assist with fibromyalgia, it is important to discuss options with medical providers.