Hello everyone. I am actually not quite sure of what I have. I do have a question, is morphea the same as linear scleroderma? I have linear on my leg and my arm, and to be honest, I have been fighting it for several years, but I only get worse.
The spot I have is causing muscular atrophy and loss of strength. I have been to several doctors, but all they do is give me creams.
Another question, can it affect the hands? My hands aren't affected by the spot, but I have limited mobility and they ache.
Thank you everyone, and if you know of a good doctor somewhere, please let me know so I can visit him.
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