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Overcoming Chronic Fatigue with Physiotherapy

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is a condition that causes significant long term fatigue, muscle aches and muscle pains. It is generally characterised by severe or long term tiredness that does not ease, even with rest. Although most commonly experienced in women aged between 40 and 50, chronic fatigue can impact anyone and can have devastating lifestyle impacts. However, this is not the case for all cases, and some do still have the ability to work, study and complete their daily tasks. Though they may require more rest when doing so.

Most commonly, chronic fatigue is caused by;

  • Viral infection

  • Inherited gene

  • Exhaustion

  • Emotional / stress

  • Depression

  • Traumatic experience

Those experiencing chronic fatigue may be aggravated by;

  • Stress

  • Poor diet

  • Recurring infections

  • Too little exercise

  • Too much exercise

In such, the most common symptoms of chronic fatigue include;

  • Long term fatigue

  • Mental exhaustion

  • Physical exhaustion

  • Mental difficulties – poor concentration, poor memory and disorientation

  • Insomnia – sleeping difficulties such as disrupted sleep, early waking and inability to fall asleep

  • Muscle and joint pains

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Sore throat

  • Dizziness, nausea and palpitations

Though, there is no need to worry. Physiotherapy is able to provide a range of treatments to assist with and even help overcome chronic fatigue. Through an assessment, our team of physiotherapists is able to determine a suitable program that can focus on the most aggravating symptoms and how to ease them.

Through our treatments this includes;

If you or anyone you know is experiencing the symptoms of chronic fatigue, we are more than happy to help. Contact us now on 97933119, or visit our website to book online!

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