Posted 02 March 2008 - 09:55 PM
Posted 03 March 2008 - 01:39 AM
I don't know the actual mechanics, but it's happening to me too. I can see where the skin is kind of pulling away from the nail on some fingers. Ask your doctor, he/she should be able to explain. I think it's the loss of blood flow, after awhile the vessels actually shut down and no blood gets delivered. Usually it results in gangrene, but maybe this is a lesser (thankfully) form? Maybe it's LESS blood flow instead of NO flow? Maybe someone else will know..mine are also tender and sometimes numb. Hope you're well today.
Posted 03 March 2008 - 05:07 AM
Posted 03 March 2008 - 05:46 AM
They don't really seem to have got any worse over the last 2 years since I was diagnosed, but do tend to get a bit sore.
Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:05 PM
My fingers still have the pads, but I've lost the ones from my feet. Sometimes it feels like I'm walking directly on bone. I now chose my shoes by the amount of cushioning the soles give, then add a sheepskin liner for a bit more softness under foot.
They seem to call this 'pulp loss' and I've done a Google search looking for cause, but didn't have any luck either. Curious~