According to the John Hopkins Scleroderma Center, scleroderma patients usually get carpal tunnel syndrome due to the buildup of scar tissue and the swelling from leaking blood vessels. This narrowing can cause numbness and pain.
In this Demystifying Medicine video from McMaster University, learn more about carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and the prevalence of this condition.
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