Fibromyalgia is a long term condition that causes pain and tenderness in the entire body. The main symptoms of fibromyalgia are pain, tiredness, fatigue, aching and stiffness. Sometimes, it might be difficult to diagnose, as the symptoms differ from person to person. Several points in the body act as critical points for diagnosis and can help in pain management.
Tender points are areas of tenderness above muscles, tendons or bones that hurt when pressed. Tender points are not areas of deep pain. Instead, they are superficial areas seemingly under the surface of the skin, such as over the elbow or shoulder. People with fibromyalgia often have 11 or more out of a possible 18 tender points. Check out this infographic to know about some critical points in the body to diagnose pain caused by fibromyalgia.