tension myalgia

tension myalgia

Rheumatology A term that encompasses the largely incorrect, or inadequate terms of fibrositis, fibromyalgia, and myofascial pain syndrome. See Fibromyalgia.

tension myalgia

A term sometimes used to describe fibromyalgia, fibrositis, or myofascial pain.
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TABLE Differential diagnosis for pelvic pain Organ system Differential diagnosis Musculoskeletal * Abdominal wall pain * Pelvic floor * Myofascial pain tension myalgia * Fibromyalgia * Osteitis pubis * Coccydynia * Levator ani syndrome * Abdominal wall hernia Urologic * Interstitial cystitis * Nephrolithiasis Gastrointestinal * Inflammatory * Chronic bowel disease constipation * Irritable bowel disease * Chronic * Chronic constipation pseudo-obstruction Psychologic * Sexual abuse history * Depression * Opiate dependency * Somatization Gynecologic * Fibroid uterus * Adenomyosis (excluding * Ovarian remnant * Pelvic adhesion endometriosis) syndrome * Pelvic inflammatory disease
Since William Gowers first described the condition in 1904, it has been called fibrositis, fibromyositis, myofibrositis, muscular rheumatism, tension myalgia, myalgia, rheumatic myositis, and myelogelosis.
Treatment of uterine pathology usually entails medical or surgical intervention, whereas pelvic floor tension myalgia is treated with physical therapy and biofeedback.