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Can People Get Dupuytren’s Disease in Their Feet?

Imagine losing the feeling of grass or the sensation of wet sand on the beach under your feet, and imagine never even being able to walk again, confined to a wheelchair for the rest of your life. This is a terrible prospect, but it can happen if you develop plantar fibromatosis, which targets the feet and affects the very base of the human body.

Dupuytren’s disease in the feet 

Dupuytren’s disease in the feet is commonly known as plantar fibromatosis, and it’s a rare disorder that causes the formation of nodules along the plantar fascia, or on the plantar side of the foot arch. There is a lot of connective tissue on the bottom of the feet, mostly those that connect the heel to the toes. The aforementioned nodules start to form within this tissue. This is painless in the beginning, but the long-term condition can develop into a severe disability.

Is it curable? 

As doctors do not yet understand the exact nature of this condition, there is no permanent cure. There are, however, treatments that allow an affected person to live normally.

  • Wear soft shoes to avoid pressure on the foot as this disorder can cause a pin-and-needles sensation in the feet.
  • Use steroid injections, radiation therapy, shock wave therapy, and collagenase.
  • Have a fasciotomy performed on the nodule, which surgically removes the nodule and is a longer-term treatment.
Finally!

Plantar fibromatosis is a rare condition, but treatments are available. These treatments, however, are not permanent, and nodules are more likely to come back if a person has a family history of this disorder or is in old age.

 

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Dupuytren’s Wand and Dupuytren’sTape

Dupuytren’s Wand and Dupuytren’sTape
Our hands are the most used and functional parts of the body; compromising the use of our hands is a horrible thought for most of us. For people with Dupuytren’s Disease, it is a reality.

 

Dupuytren’s Wand and Tape – How the Product Works:

Viable Home-treatment Option:
To make life easier for people with Dupuytren’s Contracture, both the Dupuytren’s Wand and Dupuytren’s Tape work together to make the most efficient of teams! No other two products work as well together as these two. The treatment provided by them is safe, affordable, and so easy it can be done at home, reducing costs for all those doctor visits as well as any other treatment methods.

 

A complete 2-in-1 Formula:
The Dupuytren’s Wand and Tape work together to increase localized blood flow, reduce swelling of the edema, and gently massage fibrous tissue so they can soften the nodules, cords, and the scar tissue. The hand is then prepared for the tape, which can be worn all day and all night, providing a consistent and gentle stretch of the hand, allowing it to have increased motion and stretching.

 

Why is it so Effective?
Specific Design to deal with the Disease:

This system of using the Dupuytren’s Wand and Tape was designed specifically to reduce tightness in the tissues, decrease swelling, and increase blood flow in the area. All three of these play an essential part in restoring flexibility and movement to the fingers.

The tape has been designed to provide more support to finger ligaments and joints using extra-strong and stretchable synthetic microfibers. This not only enhances the range of motion of the finger joints, but it also assists proprioception, with muscles, joints, and movements of fluids within the body working together as one whole system. The tape remains in tension for long periods of time, ensuring the finger muscles receive consistent stretching and provide relief from the disease.

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Treatment Options for Dupuytren’s Contracture

Though many people never get to the stage of Dupuytren’s Contracture becoming serious, risk should be reduced as advanced stages of this disease can be difficult. 

A wide number of Dupuytren’s treatment options are available when it comes to the disease.

 

Home Treatment Methods – Safe and Affordable:

In recent years more viable options for treatment have also been developed:

  • Dupuytren’s Wand: The Dupuytren’s Wand has proven to be a quick and inexpensive solution for Dupuytren’s Contracture, which can easily be used from home. It is effective in restoring movement of your hand and delays the need for surgery.   It is especially effective in the earlier stages of Dupuytren’s Disease.
  • Dupuytren’s Tape: Working with the wand, or independently of the wand, Dupuytren’s Tape is again a great home treatment for the disease. Quick, cheap, and easy to use, the tape provides a gentle stretch to your finger, allowing your hand to achieve a better range of motion without restricting grasping.

Other Treatment Methods – Risk Factors Involved:

 

  • Injections: Corticosteroids are injected into the nodule of the fascia. Any tenderness is reduced, and further thickening of the tissue is delayed.
  • Splinting: It is a forceful stretching of the contracted finger and is not typically recommended. It can cause further damage or injury to the finger and is not known to be helpful.
  • Fasciotomy: Fasciotomy is a popular surgical treatment method in which an incision in the palm is made, and the thickened cords of tissue are divided.
  • Subtotal Palmar Fasciectomy: This is another surgical method in which incision is made in the palm, and abnormal tissues and cords are removed in the process just enough to straighten the fingers.

Risk Factors Involved:

Many risk factors come in with these procedures:

  • Long healing and recovery time
  • Pain and scarring
  • Potential damage to the nerves or blood vessels
  • Post-procedure infection
  • Loss of sensation or loss of viability of the finger

These treatment methods also require greater wound care and take a lot of time and effort for physical therapy.