Do you have pain in your body in areas that should not hurt? Are there target areas where even the slightest touch can cause tons of pain? You may have fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is the most common pain condition and affects mostly middle aged women.
Physical trauma caused my fibromyalgia. I was thrown from a horse. This jarred my whole body, I broke bones, and bruised my kidneys. I never fully recovered. I have pain in my neck, shoulders, top of my feet, hands, upper arms and thighs, and my lower back. The pain is sharp and stabbing with a burning sensation.
Massage is the most helpful therapy for relief of my pain. I also use heat; a hot bath, a heating pad, or even a hot cup pf tea. Fibromyalgia is a problem with nerve endings and has been difficult for doctors to treat. It is an autoimmune disease and is common in people with arthritis. The nerve endings are connected to the brain. The brain sends out messages to the nerves so it is believed the brain is sending out an improper message causing the nerves to overact.
Find what helps you. Test exercise to see what helps and what does not. I find water aerobics very helpful, while long hikes aggravate my condition. Sugar and salt cause things to flare up, greens are helpful. Rest is essential, but finding a comfortable position to lay is difficult.
Symptoms vary from person to person, and some days are worse than others. Listen to your body, but do not let the pain keep you from doing the things you want to do. Moderation is key!