Fibromyalgia Pain In Hands: Do Your Hands Hurt Or Ache?

By Living With Fibromyalgia — From fibromyalgiadietandtreatment.com Published at March 23, 2012 Views 5,149 Comments 3 Likes 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.

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lupusgirl1221
lupusgirl1221 October 23, 2013 at 8:18 pm   

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!!!

EdnaShukis
EdnaShukis March 28, 2012 at 7:16 am   

Thanks for this information. It so relates to me, here I was blaming all the problems on my arthritis… but you are so right… Where can I find the 100 list of symptoms of FMS? I surely have them all. LOL

countrygal2345
countrygal2345 March 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm   

I believe this is why it takes so long, even yet today (when more is known about it) to get an fms diagnosis. We think that it is arthritis, or related to our health issues that we are feeling so crappy and hurt everywhere. We have to become more knowledgeable about our own health issues to find out that they can, and often times are, all related in some strange way. I was amazed when I saw the list of "100" sytems of fms. I had no idea that there are so many other conditions that are all related to each other!