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skin tightness over the tops of both feet, or muscle

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Posted on Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Question: skin tightness over the tops of both feet, or muscle tightness.
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Answered by Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Needs examination for connective tissue disorders and scleroderma

Detailed Answer:
Hi! Welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible. First of all it's sad to know what you had been going through lately.

Based on the history you have shared, this tightening needs to be evaluated by careful examination. Some connective tissue disorders may cause such skin tightening.

Scleroderma or mixed connective tissue disorders may present like this. a rheumatologist opinion would be better in that regard. Sometime in winter due to dryness of skin , it may look like that. Some skin rashes like psoriasis etc may also present like this at start.

Meanwhile if no such lesion is present keep hands warm with gloves and use vaseline for keeping them moist and soft.

Supplements for zinc and vitamin C and E may also be helpful.

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Regards
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skin tightness over the tops of both feet, or muscle

Brief Answer: Needs examination for connective tissue disorders and scleroderma Detailed Answer: Hi! Welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible. First of all it's sad to know what you had been going through lately. Based on the history you have shared, this tightening needs to be evaluated by careful examination. Some connective tissue disorders may cause such skin tightening. Scleroderma or mixed connective tissue disorders may present like this. a rheumatologist opinion would be better in that regard. Sometime in winter due to dryness of skin , it may look like that. Some skin rashes like psoriasis etc may also present like this at start. Meanwhile if no such lesion is present keep hands warm with gloves and use vaseline for keeping them moist and soft. Supplements for zinc and vitamin C and E may also be helpful. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Regards