Soft Tissue Problems

  • Maurice Barry


  • Accounts for up to 20% of new rheumatology referrals

  • Appears to the primarily a manifestation of chronic psychosocial dis tress, which results in abnormal sensory processing in the CNS

  • Is a diagnosis of exclusion characterised by poor sleep pattern, global muscle pain, fatigability and irritability. Associated with irritable bowel syndrome, tension headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome

  • Often co-exists with diseases such as SLE and RA (prevalence of FMS in thos with SLE is 30% and causes most of the musculoskeletal pain)


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Rotator Cuff Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Osteogenesis Imperfecta Plantar Fasciitis 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurice Barry
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  1. 1.James Connolly Memorial HospitalDublinIreland

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