Exercise helps children with JPFS

Juvenile primary fibromyalgia (JFM) is a condition that causes children and teenagers to experience musculoskeletal pain “all over” and fatigue, which are often the main symptoms of JFM.  Unfortunately, we still don’t know what causes JFM. This condition is also sometimes called chronic widespread pain or pain amplification, just a few of the other names you might hear involving similar symptoms. 

Patients with JFM are sometimes cared for by a rheumatologist because of the symptoms of muscle and joint pain. Someone with primary fibromyalgia does not have any other chronic illness or illnesses. It is important to know that there are some patients with other chronic diseases (like arthritis or lupus) who develop similar symptoms, and we call that secondary fibromyalgia.