I have had scleroderma for several years and also suffer from Raynaud's disease. Recently the latter has become a real problem and my fingers have become exceptionally sensitive. One (middle LH finger) has developed a blackened area on the tip which feels superficially dead, and behind this it is excessively painful, sometimes affecting the whole finger and even the others. I have read that Raynaud's can be treated with injections or surgery to block the nerves causing the blood vessels to contract. I would very much like to make contact with others who have suffered the same problem and have maybe found a way of curing it.