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Biomarker for Diffuse Scleroderma skin has been discovered!


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#1 summer

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 11:18 PM

Hello Everyone,

I managed to get the results of my ankle x-rays, feet and bone scan of my feet, ankle etc.

Just to remind everyone that I have had chronic pain in my Achilles tendons - bilateral and feet area for the last twelve months now. Actually my sore/stiff achilles in both feet were the reason that I saw my G.P in the first place twelve months ago, before I was diagnosed with Scleroderma. They are so bad now that I have to take strong painkillers just to go out any where. The stiffness has now progressed to both calves,and I now have mild to moderate swelling in both feet.

The report reads: ANKLE AND BOTH FEET
There is a 5mm bony spur related to the let lateral malleolus, of doubtful significance. The bones and joins otherwise appear normal.

BONE SCAN:
Evidence of right sided Acilles tendon enthesopathy, left plantar insertion enthesopathy and mild right ankle joint arthropathy.

I am not due to see my rheumatologist for a month, and am not sure whether this is Scleroderma or Fibromyalgia related. Does anyone of you have this, or can someone please set me up with a link?. :unsure:

Take care everyone and I hope that you are all painfree.
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Celia

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 05:43 AM

Hi Ced, That sounds pretty painful. I did a quick research on some of your doctors findings and this is what I came up with. From what I read there seems to be a connection between your pain and scleroderma. Follow this link for some more info: Muscle and Joint Involvement

I hope you find relief soon!
*WestCoast*

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 07:46 AM

Hi,

Glad you're finally getting some answers. I wouldn't think the bone spurs have anything to do with the illness necessarily, I know many with bone spurs that do not have an auto immune disease. The other however may be related. Here is a link on Acilles tendon enthesopathy,

Hope this helps and that you start getting some relief!
Warm and gentle hugs,

Pamela
ISN Support Specialist
International Scleroderma Network (ISN)