Everyday Tasks Made Difficult by Scleroderma

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Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that affects approximately 300,000 in America. Many patients will suffer from tightening of the skin which can cause problems with mobility, particularly with the hands.  In this video from Jessica M shared in June 2014, 26-year-old Jessica, with the help of her cousin, demonstrates how simple everyday tasks are much more difficult to accomplish when you have scleroderma.

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From tying back her hair to driving, typing on the computer to opening car doors, Jessica shows how the limited range of movement in her hands and wrists makes hard work of the simplest of tasks compared to someone who doesn’t have the condition.

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