What exactly are FM tenderpoints?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by vannafeelbettr, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. vannafeelbettr

    vannafeelbettr New Member

    Are they nerve endings? Where tendons join together? The center point of a muscle? The beginning of a ligament?

    I'm wondering because when Rheumotologist pressed those exact tenderpoints it was SO painful, but he says the pain is due to nerve damage not fibro. I'm very confused about this.... wondering if it's FM I have or just nerve damage like he says or both!

  2. sunflowerxo

    sunflowerxo New Member

    Hi Vannafeelbettr,
    Here is a website with a diagram of the trigger points front side and back side of body. I hope this website is helpful for you as I diagnosed myself with FM using this chart.....