There are different sources of pain for people with fibromyalgia. The standard symptom everyone knows about is the constant pain felt for no apparent reason all throughout the body; during the day it can move from place to place, muscles start and stop aching at apparent random, and the intensity of pain varies for a number of unknown reasons. There is also another source of pain that is less widely known, and it is tissue tenderness.
This symptom usually affects soft tissue such as muscles and ligaments that are around the joints; for example, the hips and the knees. When the flesh around the joints is pressured, people feel throbbing pain. Strangely enough, joints themselves don’t hurt as usually as the tissue around them does. Hopefully, someday we will reach a better understanding of fibromyalgia, and therefore learn the reasons behind this strange pain patterns and how to treat them better.