Calf muscle pump stimulation as a means to reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome.

@article{Baniak2015CalfMP,
  title={Calf muscle pump stimulation as a means to reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome.},
  author={Lynn M Baniak and Carolyn S. Pierce and Erik Hiester and Kenneth J. McLeod},
  journal={Biological research for nursing},
  year={2015},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          334-9
        }
}
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a debilitating chronic condition that often affects women in midlife with widespread pain that interrupts attempts to exercise. The purpose of this pilot study was to test the efficacy of calf muscle pump (CMP) stimulation as an adjuvant therapy for FM by (1) assessing the correlation of the level of symptoms, as measured by the revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR), and blood pressure (BP), (2) measuring change in mean FIQR scores for subjects who use a CMP… CONTINUE READING
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