Fibromyalgia swelling is also a common symptom of the chronic pain syndrome. Swelling often occurs in the hands and feet thereby causing a confusion with arthritis.
Fibromyalgia and Arthritis
Swelling in the hands and feet is the main reason why fibromyalgia and arthritis are sometimes confused with one another. However, swelling in each of the medical condition occurs differently and is due to different reasons. In arthritis, the swelling occurs in the joints of hands and feet. Fibromyalgia swelling, although may occur anywhere, is most common in the hands and feet and may be mistaken as arthritis swelling. Arthritis swelling in the joints are caused by actual tissues damage. However, fibromyalgia swelling is not due to the same reason.