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Is foot numbness caused by fibromyalgia?

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Foot numbness and tingling is one of the symptoms of fibromyalgia, notes WebMD. As this symptom can be caused by other disorders, people with fibromyalgia often need additional testing to rule those disorders out, as explained by the University of Washington's Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

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Numbness or tingling in the body can mean a trip to the doctor to rule out conditions such as fibromyalgia, diabetes, Vitamin B deficiency and several other conditions, as explained by HealthLine. A detailed description of the foot numbness and other symptoms, a list of current medications, and a medical history are recommended to prepare for a visit to the doctor, says Mayo Clinic.

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