You have NOT seen any
changes in your hand.
You have pitting or a nodule in your palm, but it has NOT yet formed a “rope-like” cord.
A “rope-like” cord extends from your palm to your finger(s), but it is NOT yet bending your finger(s) down toward your palm.
A “rope-like” cord is pulling your finger(s) downward, decreasing your range of motion. This is a contracture.
A “rope-like” cord is causing your finger(s) to bend or curl toward your palm and you are unable to straighten it.