People with fibromyalgia often feel different types of pain in their bodies. Along with widespread, deep muscle pain, it’s common to feel multiple tender points, too.
Tender points are areas of pain around joints, but not in the joints themselves. These places hurt when you press on them.
One of the main symptoms of fibromyalgia is widespread pain. Doctors have identified certain areas or points on the body that appear to be tender for people who have the condition.

Tender points

Tender points are sensitive areas on the body that become painful when pressure is applied. Tender points are sometimes also referred to as trigger points, but they are not the same thing.
Trigger points are parts of the body that cause pain in another location of the body when pressure is applied. For example, if pressure is applied to the elbow, a person may actually feel the pain in their hand. Some people with fibromyalgia have both tender points and trigger points.


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