Is exercise effective for treating fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)?
Aerobic and strength training may result in reduction in pain and tender points and improvements in overall well-being but may not lead to any difference in physical function. It is not known whether exercise training for more than 12 weeks improves other symptoms such as fatigue, stiffness or poor sleep.
FMS is a syndrome expressed by chronic widespread body pain which leads to reduced physical fitness and frequent use of health care services. Overall prevalence has been reported at 2%. Exercise therapy is commonly recommended as a treatment.