Dear Dr. My MOM has been has scardoma and is in pain daily as the days get colder here in NY her hands hurt her so bad and her lower back a long with other pain, but I was wondering if you have any suggestions how to keep her hands warm and comfortable she is in such pain it breaks my heart.


I think you mean scleroderma. I would visit a local camping or military surplus store. There are great mittens and hand warmers available which may help.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University