Like Donna said, inflammation is NOT part of fibromyalgia. That doesn't mean that you won't have swollen feet in the summer heat or after hours of standing on your feet...those are normal for anyone, but there is no inflammation with fibro.
Below is a National Institute of Health government web site link where I found information for you. Check it out...it's an easy read and explains well what fibro is and is not.
Although fibromyalgia is often considered an arthritis-related condition, it is not truly a form of arthritis (a disease of the joints) because it does not cause inflammation or damage to the joints, muscles, or other tissues. Like arthritis, however, fibromyalgia can cause significant pain and fatigue, and it can interfere with a person’s ability to carry on daily activities. Also like arthritis, fibromyalgia is considered a rheumatic condition, a medical condition that impairs the joints and/or soft tissues and causes chronic pain.
........"inflammation is not a symptom of fibromyalgia"......
And from the American College of Rheumatology ...
"Fibromyalgia is not a form of arthritis (joint disease) and does not cause inflammation or damage to joints, muscles or other tissues. However, because fibromyalgia can cause chronic pain and fatigue similar to arthritis, it may be thought of as a rheumatic condition."
Hope this helps clear things up. I would suggest people stay away from snake oil salesmen and people who are too eager to take your money for a cure/treatment. When the schietific community can figure out what is Causing fibro, then they can work on a cure. Until then the only treatment that is honest and tested in double blind studies if for a few medications that treat the symptoms which is pain.
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