Do tender points start off with a pair and increase as time goes on?

I'm wondering about tender points - I've had four - elbows which radiated through my shoulders, arms and hands which were very painful and have now disappeared. The base of my skull which comes and goes. I realize it is different for everyone - but I'm wondering whether the tender points increase and go away or what? I also have widespread pain and muscle weakness. Trying to make some sense. Thank you.

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  • Good morning Reflections,

    Follow this link to the Fibro Action site where it tells you about tender points.

    happy hugs, kate :)

  • hi each person is special and has there own experiance so their is no answer however the web page above is a good place to start and of course there will be people here to support you and have things in common ... Gentel dyslexic hugs

  • Yes, they can vary. No, they don't work like that. And tender points wouldn't radiate pain away from the immediate area - they may have been myofascial trigger points instead.

  • Hi Lindsey - it's starting to fall into place now, this makes sense. Thank you.

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