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Skin tightening

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Hello all! I hope that everyone is doing okay.


I have a quick question about skin tightening. Is it possible that it begins in your lower extremities? For the past several weeks the skin on my lower legs has felt very tight and is very shiny. I spend the majority of the day on my feet (usually 8-9 hours) and my feet do swell but usually by the time I have rested them for a bit after I get home the swelling subsides but the tightness remains. I am also getiing what looks to be varicose veins around my ankles and on the sides of my feet. I was just wondering if this sounds more like an edema problem or if this sounds more related to the scleroderma.


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Hi Tamara,


Sorry to hear that you're having a problem with skin tightening.


I have very little skin involvement (merely the tips of my fingers) so can't advise you from my own experience. However, I've included a link for skin fibrosis and also an interesting thread on skin thickening which I hope will give you some more information.


I expect some of our members will be along with more first hand advice.


Kind regards,

Jo Frowde

ISN Assistant Webmaster

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ISN Sclero Forums Manager

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International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hello Tamara


My skin tightening began on my lower extremities, described as atypical presentation. It started on my right shin, appeared on the left, then went down to the ankles, feet and then up the legs whilst appearing then on the forearms then hands, then up the arms, then on the torso.


Anything is possible in the area of skin tightening and don't let medical professionals tell you otherwise.


Take care.

Amanda Thorpe

ISN Sclero Forums Senior Support Specialist

ISN Video Presentations Manager

ISN Blogger

(Retired) ISN Sclero Forums Assistant Manager

(Retired) ISN Email Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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