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I have Dupuytren’s Contracture Disease . How can I cope with this?
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.
I’ve been reading about the injection but heard they are painful, can’t believe there is no cure for this. Thank you🙏🏻
@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.
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
Thank you! I can’t believe the amount of people that are developing this and the lack of good treatment.
@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….
Aw thanks you hang in as well🙏🏻
So sorry to hear that, don’t give up🙏🏻
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