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.
Fibromyalgia and Paresthesia
What is fibromyalgia? It’s a chronic condition that does not have a cure and can occur in any adult. Mainly women, in their older years, experience this type of condition. Fibromyalgia has a number of symptoms including severe pain, burning, and also aching. Fibromyalgia seems to be linked to the stress and anxiety levels in adults.
Paresthesia is a symptom of fibromyalgia, and many patients experience these sensations. When paresthesia is present in someone with fibromyalgia, the person will experience prickling feelings, numbness, tingling, and also a burning sensation in their feet or even hands. Paresthesia can be a very painful symptom of fibromyalgia.