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What are 'tender points'?

In fibromyalgia, there are certain areas on the body that become very tender. These areas are called tender points and generally appear in 18 places on the body. The sites for tender spots include the neck, shoulder, chest, hip, elbows and knees.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 06 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Lupus


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