scleroderma vs Dupuytrens palm thickening
I have had an ANA of 1:5120 and an anti-Centromere antibody >8 (positive is >1). I have a possibleleft frozen shoulder, or a contracture, that feels like it pulls on my arm.
Over the last 6 weeks or so the skin on the palm of my hands has tightened (esp. left side but both sides) and some fingers have started to curl in.
Orthopedist thought this was scleroderma and sent me to a rheum locally (I have an appt. at a scleroderma center for October). Local rheum did not seem to know much about scleroderma and told me this was atrophy or Dupuytrens in the palms of my hand.
Can someone tell me if skin tightening with scleroderma ever happens with the inside of the hand, or is it always on the outside?
This hurts a lot to be honest.