Researches have found that instead of being psychosomatic or stemming from the brain, as some researchers have thought, it may instead stem from the blood vessels in the hand.
After taking a skin sample from the hands of a fibromyalgia patient, they found an excessive amount of a particular type of nerve fiber, arteriole-venule shunts. Though originally thought to regulate blood flow, scientists have found that there is a direct link between these nerves and the body pain that fibromyalgia sufferers experience. This breakthrough can determine why so many sufferers have had painful hands, as well as lead to potential treatment.
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