Two Doctors write about Myofascial Trigger Points and Fibromyalgia
Dr. Ginevra Liptan, author of the new book Figuring Out Fibromyalgia states that fascial inflammation is one part of a chain reaction that leads to other symptoms; that Fibromyalgia comes in (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/04/prweb5272954.htm
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) like fibromyalgia (FMS), involves muscle pain throughout the body; and they are linked in that they are different offshoots from the same epidemiologic source,.
According to Dr. Burton S. Schuler, podiatrist of Panama City, Florida, the intimate connections between MPS and FMS is from a condition known as the Morton’s Toe that he writes about in his bookWhy You Really Hurt: It All Starts in the Foot. . In the book Schuler cites the pioneering pain research of Dr. Janet Travell, who served as White House physician for both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, concerning the Morton’s Toe as the reason why MPS and FMS are related (http://www.footcare4u.com/category/dr-janet-travell/).
Dr. Schuler goes on to say that when the foot is off, balance which is the case with Morton’s Toe, the entire body can then suffer with shooting pains, fatigue and burning sensations not only of the foot but according to Dr. Travell any muscle in the body.. These are all common symptoms reported by MPS and FMS patients Schuler’s says may times this can be treated with a simple toe pad, placed under the first toe and used to correct the foot’s imbalance from short first metatarsal bone This has help many (Not All) patients who also experience FMS and MPS related pain
In the 1920’s thru 50’s Dr. Dudley J. Morton who taught at Yale and Columbia Medical Schools, and who was considered to be this country leading authority on the human foot stated that a problem with one bone in your foot, (Morton’s Toe) was the major reason for most foot problems. Building on his work Dr. Janet Travel, White House physician to Presidents John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon Johnson and who was also Professor Emeritus of Medicine at George Washington University wrote that Morton’s Toe could also cause pain all over your body. She taught that a Morton’s Toe could cause back, hip, knee, leg, and foot and ankles problems. and also cause fibromyalgia, arthritis, sleep disturbances, temporomandibular joint pain, and numerous other problems throughout the body. The good news is that all of these problems caused by a Morton’s Toe can be easily treated by the average person.