Author | William S. Wilke, MD


Diagnosing fibromyalgia: Moving away from tender points

April 11, 2010

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is not a novel entity-there has been interest in unexplained pain syndromes since antiquity (Figure 1). The earliest research focused on the symptom of “muscle hardenings,” which may be the equivalent of musculoskeletal symptoms that patients with FMS describe today.