The following is an extract from:
Fibromyalgia and the MindBodySpirit Connection
by William B. Salt II, MD and Edwin H. Season, MD
Fibromyalgia versus Arthritis
The muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints are not inflamed in fibromyalgia as they can be in diseases like arthritis or myositis (inflamed muscles), so it is important to make the distinction with proper diagnosis. However, many people who do have these arthritic and inflammatory diseases also have fibromyalgia, so they too can benefit from the treatment advice offered in this book. Furthermore, it is a mistake to attribute the pain of fibromyalgia to coexisting arthritis or x-ray findings, and you will learn how this can interfere with healing.