Hi all, I'm 51 years old, was diagnosed with FMS/CFS many years ago. My thighs are very flabby with a painful swollen knee and ankle (one leg.) I'm told the knee swelling is an effusion. Was wondering if anyone who has been diagnosed with FMS/CFS also experiences very flabby thighs. I used to practice yoga but have not been able to since the knee flare. Is there anyone out there with these symtoms?? Thanks.
I'm not sure if flabby thighs are a typical symptom of FMS. Personally, I do not have extremely flabby thighs; on the other hand, my thighs are not trim (at 58 years old, I would not expect 'trim'). The knee flare sounds like a common symptom though. Ouch! I feel for you. Have you tried gentle water aerobics so you aren't putting pressure on your knee, yet getting a really good workout?
The knee flare sounds like a common symptom though. Ouch! I feel for you. Have you tried gentle water aerobics so you aren't putting pressure on your knee, yet getting a really good workout?
Hi Kirstee, thanks for responding. I did not know the knee flare was common in FMS (both knees). One knee is painful, swollen and warm to the touch. I cannot bend knee forward to the ground so exercising is out. Ouch is right! Water aerobics? Have not tried that. What is it and how would I go about getting it? TIA
Your local recreation department, YMCA, or public swim pool may offer water aerobics. Some of these departments may also offer a "twinges in the hinges" sort of class for people who have arthiritis or other limitations which require a more scaled down approach to excercise. You will need to check around.
At 57, I would expect to be a little flabby here and there, however my thighs have gotten unusually flabby over the past couple years, no matter what level of exercise I can do. To the point where the skin and muscle seem to just hang off the bone. So when I saw your subject line, I had to share my experience. It's hard to believe that Fibro could have anything to do with it but I guess it's possible.