Honor Whiteman discusses the links between chronic fatigue syndrome, exercise, and pain flare-ups with this condition. It was found that exercise sessions triggered nerve strain and in turn, chronic fatigue flare-ups. It is believed that physical therapy can effectively treat chronic fatigue flare-ups triggered by exercise, but further study is needed.
- It is well established that symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome can be worsened with physical activity.
- Also referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), CFS is defined as persistent fatigue that cannot be alleviated with sleep or rest.
- symptoms of CFS may include muscle pain, poor memory and concentration, joint pain, headaches, tender lymph nodes in the neck or armpit, sore throat, and problems sleeping.
“Lead author Dr. Peter Rowe, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and colleagues believe their findings point to certain forms of physical therapy as an effective treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).”