What Happens if Early Stage Dupuytren’s Contracture is not treated?

Dupuytren’s disease is a condition that causes the fingers to be pulled inwards towards the palm. As the condition progresses, the tendons in the palm of hand continue to thicken, as said by Web MD  Depending on the speed at which it progresses and the symptom of Dupuytren’s Contracture, a treatment method is decided.


Leaving Dupuytren’s Contracture untreated:

Having fingers bent sideways or living with a lump in the palm of the hand below the middle finger or ring finger may lead to a lot of difficulties in movement. Letting it go untreated may lead to problems.


Other Complications may Arise:

Other conditions are linked to Dupuytren’s Contracture and leaving it untreated may allow more problems to arise. A person suffering from Dupuytren’s Disease may develop Garrod’s pads, Ledderhose Disease, or Peyronie’s Disease, which may lead to multiple other problems related to the hands and feet.


May become Permanent:

Letting Dupuytren’s Contracture go untreated is very dangerous as the disease prolongs the fingers and will continue to bend and contract. The fingers will continue to become more flexed until they are not able to open or extended at all, as said by handsurgery.org


Loss of Function in Hand:

As stated above, letting Dupuytren’s Contracture go untreated causes the fingers to be permanently flexed and bent. This means that the patient will be unable to open their hand. The movement of the hand becomes seriously limited until eventually, the hand is entirely unusable and experiences a complete loss of function. 


Treating Dupuytren’s Contracture is the best way forward. Dupuytren’s Contracture treatment is available with Dupuytren’s Wand and Tape as recommended home treatment cures while splinting, injection, and surgery are more expensive treatments.  

It is always important to speak with your physician before beginning any new treatment or physical therapy for Dupuytren’s Contracture.

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