About Us What We Treat Special Services Physical Therapy Location Contact Us
Our Location
18 E. 50th Street
(Fifth / Madison Ave)
New York, NY 10022
Insurance Policies
Most insurance policies are accepted. For details see our policy description on the Insurance Page or please call us.
Office Hours
M&W:
8:00am-8:00pm
Tu&Th:
8:00am-7:00pm
Fr:
8:00am-5:00pm
Contact Us
To Contact Us
For an Appointment
 
Call 212-758-4688
Fax 212-758-4013

Click here to e-mail us

early diagnosis and treatment may prevent surgery chronic pain and permanent disabilities

Fibromyalgia and Trigger Point


SwimmerMuscles are enveloped by a tough membrane, called fascia. Due to a variety of factors including specific sleep disorder, or sleep deprivation, muscle strain, inactivity, muscle injury, inflammation, decreased blood flow, viral infections, immune system dysfunction, etc. the muscle and its fascia can develop complex, painful conditions. Fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome also known as trigger point disease are unique among them. They are characterized by either diffuse or localized pain and frequently fatigue and movement difficulties.

Some authors believe in a connection between fibromyalgia and chronic "fatigue syndrome." Viral infection or immune system abnormality may play a role in both and they may coincide with Epstein Barr, or other viral infections. Trigger points may mimic symptoms of unrelated conditions such as a heart attack, sweating, nausea, dizziness, headaches, etc.

A variety of treatments have been described. Adequate sleep, rest and judicious exercises, physical therapy, injections, medications, vitamins, diet, etc. may contribute to relief of the symptoms. Physical therapy, including ultrasound, electrical stimulation, massage may be helpful.

For more information or for an evaluation please call New York Midtown Orthopedics at 212-758-4688.

Remember: timely diagnosis and treatment may prevent chronic pain, surgery and permanent disability.

Specialty Services
Why Choose Us?
Convenient Midtown Location
Over 25 years of Professional Experience
No out of pocket expenses
Insurance accepted as full payment
No referrals or prescriptions necessary
Flexible Hours
Same day emergency appointment
Physical Therapy on premises
Constant supervision by MD
State-of-the-art facility
Click here to go home