Do I have it? in Sclero Forums (MAIN) Posted June 7, 2015 · Report reply Hi Phillip, Welcome to Sclero Forums. What you are describing is probably peripheral neuropathy, although please keep in mind that I'm not a doctor and have no medical training. Please see your doctor for proper diagnosis. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by many things, including carpal tunnel and diabetes. You are correct in that googling fingertips like glue turns up our site first. But scleroderma is a very rare cause of this symptom, and largely because of sometimes associated symptoms like Raynauds, and carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel is often very mild and can be assuaged by stopping or modifying actions that are impinging the nerves...such as being on the computer. I'm pretty confident that you will be quite relieved by your doctor's evaluation. I mean considering you likely had the wits scared out of you landing on our site first! It's the catch-22 of Internet medical information. It can be both a tremendous life-saving boon or an unnecessary scare. Please let us know how things turn out for you. Because I'm pretty sure it will be quite a comfort for others with this sort of symptom, particularly if that's the only symptom they have.