I have a question about joint involvement in scleroderma. Where is yours specifically and how would you describe it?
I am currently experiencing joint pains in every hand and finger joint, with specific redness around every DIP joint (that closest to the fingernail). I also have noticed what looks like may be joint involvement in my toes on left foot in particular (the PIP joints are swollen and seem to be contracted on two toes now). Generally, I continue to have neck/shoulder pains that may be facet joint pains, and disc pain in the lumbar region, along with knee joint pains.
What has been the pattern of joint pain for you? Also, does that pain wax and wane? I find that my joints are very stiff first in morning for more than an hour, maybe two, and then I get a slight reprieve unless I am using my hands a lot - then it comes back as more of a soreness/weakness.
Thank you for taking the time to read and respond!
PS. I go to the rheumatologist finally in a little over a week. It seems like this wait has been forever!