Can fibromyalgia mimic osteoarthritis?

Fibromyalgia symptoms can mimic osteoarthritis symptoms. Like osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia causes pain. But fibromyalgia is usually not just isolated to a single joint and is often accompanied by other symptoms like fatigue. Osteoarthritis is a condition in which wear and tear on the joints over time causes degenerative changes. These changes often cause pain in the affected joint.

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