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Which hand is affected more with the Scleroderma?

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My Homehealth care nurse wanted me to ask you guys this question. Which hand is more affected by the Scleroderma? Which hand do you use mostly? My right hand is worse then my left hand. I was right handed before I had Scleroderma.

Sadie

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Hi Sadie,

 

The same with me. I am right handed and the Scleroderma is more affected on my right hand.

 

Karen

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Hi Sadie

 

I am also right handed and my right hand is the worst affected.

 

Helen

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I'm right handed and my right had does seem to be affected the most.


Peace :)

Barbara aka relicmom1

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Hello everyone, I have so much calcinosis cutis on my right hand and none on my left hand. That interested is it?

 

Warm regards

 

 

Alice

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i'm with the majority. I'm right handed and my right hand is effected more.

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I'm right-handed and it is the worst affected. How cruel is life that the hand that gets the ulcers is also the one rummaging around in your handbag for your keys etc.!?


Diagnosed diffuse systemic scleroderma December 2005 (on my 30th birthday, as if turning 30 wasn't enough?!)

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I'm right handed and I do seem to have more problems with that hand. Is it worse because it is our dominant hand so therefore we notice things more because we use it more?

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I am right handed and fortunately my left hand is affected more. I can just about make a fist with my right hand but my left closes about half way.


ISN Artist

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I'm LEFT-handed, but my right hand is more affect :blink: ed I DO use my right hand for alot of things, though. I used to bowl right-handed, play racquetball witheither hand, kick withmy left foot, bat withmy right hand, catch withmy left, throw withmy right.

 

Yup, I admit it... I'm a bit messed up! :P

 

Susie


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

ISN Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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My husband is right handed, and is affected more in the right hand


Oddone - Spouse - 38 yr old Husband diagnosed October 2006, Diffuse Systemic Scleroderma

Normal PFT(July 06), ECG(Nov/06)

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Hi Sadie, Its something I had never really thought about before you brought up the subject but I'm right handed and my right hand is definitely more effected: it is more swollen, fingers more bent, nails in worse condition and has my only calcinosis.

 

lizzie

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Hi,

 

I am right handed and my right hand is more effected. As well my right leg is more effected.

 

Lucy


Lucy

Diffused Scleroderma

Diagnosed Dec/06

First Sympton Nov/05

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Thanks for your replies! This is very interesting! I will share the results with my nurse.

Sadie

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I am also right handed, and my right hand is far more affected; my right foot also (terrible arthritis in my toes and ankles.) Last time I had range of motion measurements my right hand was about half the range and even strength of the left. I can straighten my left hand but not my right. Interesting how most of us seem to be affected on our primary side. The weirdness of this disease just goes on and on, doesn't it.


Diffuse sclero; diabetes; hypertension; GERD with Barrett's

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It is strange how this disease affects one side of our body in quite a few of us! I'm the same way, its mostly on my right side. My right leg has tighten up alot. I have to hold on to my walker when I'm standing up. I stand with my left leg pretty straight and my right leg is bent quite a bit otherwise I lose my balance and start falling backwards. Come to think of it, my toes are more curled over on that foot then my left foot. Weird huh?

Sadie

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For me, its my left hand , although I am riht handed. Every so ofter I get excrutiating pain as my hand contracts inwards in spasms and I jut can't describe the pain.....

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Definitely my dominant hand ... the right. I noticed that right off the bat and assumed it had something to do with the fact that it is used more often ...

Let us know what her professional opionion is...

Robin

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I have to have a turn :lol:

 

I most certainly was initially affected the most on the right hand and is where I got my first Ulcer and my fingers curled the first. Now though, the left hand is catching up quick and finds it hard to tell the difference now

 

Suannah x

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