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

Posted by @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 ?

@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.

@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🙏🏻

@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
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dupuytrens-contracture/symptoms-causes/syc-20371943

@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.

@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….

@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🙏🏻

@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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