I wake up with what I call the claws in the morning, sausage fingers. Not sure it's the scleroderma or fibro but I only know it SUCKS!!!
Fibromyalgia Pain In Hands: Do Your Hands Hurt Or Ache?
By Living With Fibromyalgia — From fibromyalgiadietandtreatment.com March 23, 2012 8,554 3 4
Fibromyalgia pain in hands is one of the many places where this difficult-to-diagnose syndrome may manifest itself. However, it is important to understand that this syndrome is extremely difficult to diagnose because the symptoms can be so misleading and can oftentimes look like other illnesses. Some of the really basic symptoms of this disease are muscular pain with inflammation or swelling. This is oftentimes confused with arthritis. The only real difference here is that arthritis occurs in a person’s joints while fibromyalgia primarily affects the patient’s muscles.
Swelling In Your Hands
Fibromyalgia hand pain is different from arthritis hand pain. While patients who suffer from fibromyalgia may experience some swelling in their hands, this is not a swelling in their joints, which is what is the cause of your pain if you have arthritis. Swelling in the hands is actually quite common for patients who have fibromyalgia. These same patients also have a creepy crawly sensation in their hands a lot of times. This is simply another part of the discomfort that accompanies this syndrome.