Undstanding Paresthesia's Connection to Fibromyalgia

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Paresthesia is a condition that results in a burning sensation, tingling, prickling, or even numbness. This condition often occurs in the hands and extremities of the body. The symptoms associated with this condition can vary in severity from mild to very severe. Depending on the reason paresthesia is present, the condition may last chronically or it will disappear after a short period of time. With fibromyalgia, it is not uncommon for paresthesia to occur without the sensation of pain, but pain can be felt sometimes when it is present. The condition can also occur without any advanced warnings. This may cause concern in patients especially if they have never felt the sensations in the past.


Paresthesia is a symptom of fibromyalgia, and many patients experience these sensations. When present in someone with fibromyalgia, the person will experience prickling feelings, numbness, tingling, and also a burning sensation in their feet or even hands.


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