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What causes swelling and tingling hands with fibromyalgia?

Related Topics: Fibromyalgia, Hand, Swelling
 

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Neurological complaints -- such as numbness, tingling, and burning -- are often present with fibromyalgia. While the causes of these feelings is unclear, numbness or tingling sensations in the hands, arms, or legs are felt by more than half of the people with fibromyalgia.

The feelings may be especially bothersome when they occur in the mornings along with morning stiffness on arising.

The medical term for these sensations is paresthesia. The sensations usually happen at irregular times. When they do occur, they may last a few minutes, or they may be constant. While the sensations can be bothersome, they are not severely limiting.

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