Foot Pain in Fibromyalgia

Like any painful problem in fibromyalgia, any pain in the foot is probably going to be more painful. What might just be a not-so-bad problem foot problem in those without fibromyalgia, in those with fibromyalgia it is a more painful problem. The reason for that is the central sensitization of the nervous system in those with fibromyalgia that amplifies the pain.

Probably the most common musculoskeletal problem of the foot is plantar fasciitis which typically causes pain under the heel that is commonly worse when getting out of bed in the morning. The cause is to much load on the plantar fascia which is a strong ligament like structure that supports the arch of the foot. Heel pain in fibromyalgia is particularly problematic, not just because of the plantar fasciitis, but also because they are susceptible to trigger or tender spots in the muscles under the arch of the foot. This probably means that the management of these sorts of problems is going to be more difficult than the typical case of plantar fasciitis.

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If you have any problems related to the foot, then it is probably best to see a podiatrist for advice on which are the best options to manage the problem.