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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 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🙏🏻
Anybody with this disease and what have your remedies been?
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?
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,
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.
My ortho doc said disease of fibrous tissue.
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