Friday, March 22, 2024 – Episode 1350

Friday, March 22, 2024 - Episode 1350
By: Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA

A Comparative Analysis of Lipedema and Fibromyalgia

  • Embark on an enlightening journey into a study hailing from Switzerland, shedding light on the intriguing intersections between two chronic soft-tissue pain conditions: fibromyalgia and lipedema.
  • Titled “Common and Contrasting Characteristics of the Chronic Soft-Tissue Pain Conditions Fibromyalgia and Lipedema,” this research, published in the esteemed Journal of Pain Research in September 2021, endeavors to unravel the similarities and differences between these debilitating ailments.
  • Presenting a compelling hypothesis, the authors aim to elucidate the substantial overlap between fibromyalgia and lipedema, both of which lack a definitive cure.
  • Through meticulous comparison and contrast, this study offers valuable insights into the shared and distinct features of these conditions, potentially paving the way for enhanced diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.