Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 151–152 | Cite as

Avoidance behavior towards physical activity in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia: the fear for post-exertional malaise

Letter to Editor

References

  1. 1.
    Enlander D (2013) Fear of movement and avoidance behaviour toward physical activity in chronic-fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia: state of the art and implications for clinical practice. Clin Rheumatol 32(7):1113. doi:10.1007/s10067-013-2295-2 PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Nijs J et al (2013) Fear of movement and avoidance behaviour toward physical activity in chronic-fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia: state of the art and implications for clinical practice. Clin Rheumatol 32(8):1121–1129PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Ohashi K, Yamamoto Y, Natelson BH (2002) Activity rhythm degrades after strenuous exercise in chronic fatigue syndrome. Physiol Behav 77(1):39–44PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Sorensen B et al (2003) Complement activation in a model of chronic fatigue syndrome. J Allergy Clin Immunol 112(2):397–403PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Nijs J et al (2010) Unravelling the nature of postexertional malaise in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: the role of elastase, complement C4a and interleukin-1beta. J Intern Med 267(4):418–435PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Jammes Y et al (2005) Chronic fatigue syndrome: assessment of increased oxidative stress and altered muscle excitability in response to incremental exercise. J Intern Med 257(3):299–310PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Nijs J et al (2005) Chronic fatigue syndrome: exercise performance related to immune dysfunction. Med Sci Sports Exerc 37(10):1647–1654PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Light AR et al (2012) Gene expression alterations at baseline and following moderate exercise in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia syndrome. J Intern Med 271(1):64–81PubMedCentralPubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Light AR et al (2009) Moderate exercise increases expression for sensory, adrenergic, and immune genes in chronic fatigue syndrome patients but not in normal subjects. J Pain 10:1099–1112PubMedCentralPubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    LaManca JJ et al (1999) Immunological response in chronic fatigue syndrome following a graded exercise test to exhaustion. J Clin Immunol 19(2):135–142PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Van Oosterwijck J et al (2010) Pain inhibition and postexertional malaise in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: an experimental study. J Intern Med 268(3):265–278PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Kosek E, Ekholm J, Hansson P (1996) Modulation of pressure pain thresholds during and following isometric contraction in patients with fibromyalgia and in healthy controls. Pain 64(3):415–423PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Lannersten L, Kosek E (2010) Dysfunction of endogenous pain inhibition during exercise with painful muscles in patients with shoulder myalgia and fibromyalgia. Pain 151(1):77–86PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Clinical Rheumatology 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pain in Motion Research Group, Departments of Human Physiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Physical Education & PhysiotherapyVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Physical Medicine and PhysiotherapyUniversity Hospital BrusselsBrusselBelgium
  3. 3.University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  4. 4.Vrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium

Personalised recommendations