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Can fibromyalgia symptoms result from a trauma to the leg and/or foot?

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In brief: RSD

After trauma to a lower extremity, a condition called rsd may develop.
Rsd is known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy. It can lead to a painful, cold limb. Fibromyalgia is a condition affecting more than one region. Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.

In brief: RSD

After trauma to a lower extremity, a condition called rsd may develop.
Rsd is known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy. It can lead to a painful, cold limb. Fibromyalgia is a condition affecting more than one region. Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Not typically

While there have been some studies that suggest so called post traumatic fibromyalgia ie fibromyalgia after an accident this is very controversial.
I doubt strongly that fibromyalgia can result from an injury to the leg or foot.

In brief: Not typically

While there have been some studies that suggest so called post traumatic fibromyalgia ie fibromyalgia after an accident this is very controversial.
I doubt strongly that fibromyalgia can result from an injury to the leg or foot.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Possibly

We do not completely understand what causes fibromyalgia or why some people get it.
However we do know that trauma can trigger the onset of fibromyalgia.

In brief: Possibly

We do not completely understand what causes fibromyalgia or why some people get it.
However we do know that trauma can trigger the onset of fibromyalgia.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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