How Ultrasound, Soft Heat and Proper Taping Can Help With Dupuytren’s Disease?

Dupuytren’s Contracture — it’s those knots of tissue within the skin of your palm that constricts your hands and fingers. Annoying, yes, but you can begin treating it at home before rushing in for surgery.

Start by self-administering a basic ultrasound and far infrared therapy using a Dupuytren’s Wand. After applying a layer of the proprietary jelly that’s included, you’ll proceed to pass the wand over those stiff cords and nodules that are causing the restriction.

As you increase localized blood flow, the ultrasound frequency and far-infrared heat will help slowly break down that build-up of scar tissue. You may observe results after your first session, and cumulative treatments will measurably soften the contracture overtime.

To maximize your progress, follow each ultrasound by fashioning a secure yet flexible “splint” from Dupuytren’s tape. Cut a 6-inch strip, remove the wax paper backing, and attach the end of the tape to the first joint on the underside of your finger, covering your fingerprint. Then stretch the tape along the top of your finger and over the back of your hand. Repeat for any other affected fingers.

Tape can be worn day or night to train your movement and extension. The tape should form a straight line over your knuckle and adhere to the topside of your finger(s) and the back of your hand, allowing your fingers to move whilst they default to a more extended position. This will acclimate them to a fuller range of motion.

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