I have Dupuytren's Contracture Disease . How can I cope with this?

Posted by Etta Dutch @ettadutch, Oct 17, 2011

I have Dupuytren’s Contracture Disease . How can I cope with this?

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Recently diagnosed how do you treat this ?

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@scardycat

Recently diagnosed how do you treat this ?

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@scardycat After years of worsening pain, I recently got an injection into my hand. I cannot recall the medication at the moment, but it is approved for this condition. My pain is less but still there, and I still feel a lot of pressure when I try to open my left hand all the way. Surgery is the next step if the injection does not give me enough relief.

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@capausz

@scardycat After years of worsening pain, I recently got an injection into my hand. I cannot recall the medication at the moment, but it is approved for this condition. My pain is less but still there, and I still feel a lot of pressure when I try to open my left hand all the way. Surgery is the next step if the injection does not give me enough relief.

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I’ve been reading about the injection but heard they are painful, can’t believe there is no cure for this. Thank you🙏🏻

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@scardycat, the injection IS painful, but that pain gets better. My hand overall is less painful now than it was. There is a solution, and that is surgery to go in and cut the tendon. My guess is that I will still need the surgery since the tendon appears to have shortened more since the injection. But at least I am not in constant pain with it at this point. Stay strong.

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My husband had the injection for his Dupuytren's contracture around 4 years ago. He went to the orthopedist when his fingers began to and intrfere with daily activities. The orthopedic surgeon recommended hand surgery, but my husband wanted a second opinion. He went to a hand surgeon who recommended the injection. It has worked well for him.
He never had pain with his contracture, just locking fingers in one hand and a hard ridge along the tendon line in hand.

Here is information about Dupuytren's contracture
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dupuytrens-contracture/symptoms-causes/syc-20371943

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@rosemarya

My husband had the injection for his Dupuytren's contracture around 4 years ago. He went to the orthopedist when his fingers began to and intrfere with daily activities. The orthopedic surgeon recommended hand surgery, but my husband wanted a second opinion. He went to a hand surgeon who recommended the injection. It has worked well for him.
He never had pain with his contracture, just locking fingers in one hand and a hard ridge along the tendon line in hand.

Here is information about Dupuytren's contracture
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dupuytrens-contracture/symptoms-causes/syc-20371943

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Thank you! I can’t believe the amount of people that are developing this and the lack of good treatment.

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@scardycat, I had my injection three weeks ago, and today my hand is as tender and painful (throbbing) as before the injection. Not what I wanted….

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@capausz

@scardycat, the injection IS painful, but that pain gets better. My hand overall is less painful now than it was. There is a solution, and that is surgery to go in and cut the tendon. My guess is that I will still need the surgery since the tendon appears to have shortened more since the injection. But at least I am not in constant pain with it at this point. Stay strong.

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Aw thanks you hang in as well🙏🏻

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@capausz

@scardycat, I had my injection three weeks ago, and today my hand is as tender and painful (throbbing) as before the injection. Not what I wanted….

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So sorry to hear that, don’t give up🙏🏻

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Anybody with this disease and what have your remedies been?

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Hi @scardycat you may have noticed I moved your post to this existing discussion on Duputren's Contracture so that you can have all your questions about this disease in one place. Simply click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to get to your post.

I wanted to tag @rosemarya and @capausz to see how they or their loved ones are doing with this disease.

Back to you @scardycat have you undergone any treatment at this time?

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@ethanmcconkey

Hi @scardycat you may have noticed I moved your post to this existing discussion on Duputren's Contracture so that you can have all your questions about this disease in one place. Simply click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to get to your post.

I wanted to tag @rosemarya and @capausz to see how they or their loved ones are doing with this disease.

Back to you @scardycat have you undergone any treatment at this time?

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Thanks! No treatment kind of a watch, but I’ve noticed I’m getting another module on my palm, the hand surgeon said usually no treatment because right now I can lay my palm flat,

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Brother had hand surgery, mostly worked, we understand it is not a disease but genetic disorder, affects mostly males, per his surgeon,

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Yes that’s what I’ve read as well very interested also from Northern European ancestors, glad his surgery worked.

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@marthaellen

Brother had hand surgery, mostly worked, we understand it is not a disease but genetic disorder, affects mostly males, per his surgeon,

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My ortho doc said disease of fibrous tissue.

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