Fibromyalgia is a common condition characterized by widespread pain in joints, muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. Other problems commonly linked with fibromyalgia include fatigue, morning stiffness, sleep problems, headaches, numbness in hands and feet, depression and anxiety.
Fibromyalgia may develop on its own or secondary to other musculoskeletal conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus. Fibromyalgia is a common and chronic problem suffered by millions, mostly women 30 to 50 years old. The symptoms sometimes improve, or they may worsen and continue for months or years. The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown.