What does a tender point feel like?
I have been doing lots of research seeking answers for the pain I remain in post my cervical spine surgeries. Thinking the damage from that is why I was suffering. Now the aches and pains have gone from the upper body to the lower body and are on both sides the same. I am now getting confused by the posts regarding FMS and trigger vs tender points. From what I read MFS is trigger points and FMS is tender points. I have also looked many times at the diagram of tender areas. I have pain in all those areas but do not know if they are true tender points as I cannot reach many of them nor do I think I am actually pressing the right spots. So my question would be, where do you feel the most tender at? Where are the points on the body for real not in a photo?
I have bad elbow pain both elbows, it was only one side due to a pending ACDC C6/7 but then both started hurting the same. I mean I could not rest them on the console of the car or my desk without to much pain. They hurt just to be. I have had that going on for about 3 weeks bad. Today I am having a reprieve. Also my booty both sides hurt. I have to sleep on my back, and I was a side sleeper. I get awoken with intense pain in my butt when I wake many times if I am on my side, that and my elbow pain. And then my feet hurt upon waking most days as do my knees. It takes me a few hours and my pain,nerve and muscle relaxers to get a break. But I do not even know where to press on my head or neck (those I can reach). I hurt all the time there and was diagnosed with Chronic Pain Sydrome some time ago since my PM couldn't figure anything else out nor would he try since I am only a Workman's Comp patient.
I see a Rheumy Friday. Question too do I take my pills before I go or suffer all morning so he sees me as I really am?
Do I bring my MRI's and doctors notes from my spine doctor? I had a recent CT scan of the chest, Lumbar MRI and nothing. I thought for sure I had a sciatic nerve compressed but the same stuff as I have had for years appeared and just DDD. I went to the foot doctor and have Mortons Neuroma.
Last edited by Backinthesaddle; 12-27-2007 at 05:30 AM.
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