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How common is Dupuytren’s disease?

When you hear a discussion on a disease like Dupuytrens contracture, it usually leads to some sort of confusion because it is not a well-known condition. It isn’t a fatal disease; however, it can be annoying and affect your life and it should be treated. People should have basic information, in any event, because Dupuytrens… Continue reading How common is Dupuytren’s disease?

Can your knuckles get affected by Dupuytren’s disease?

Since there is not much information about the disease Dupuytren’s contracture, it’s not surprising that most people have no idea that your knuckles can also be affected. This article hopes to provide further insight and information on the condition and its effects. Hopefully, you will get a better understanding of Dupuytren’s disease on the knuckles.… Continue reading Can your knuckles get affected by Dupuytren’s disease?

How Does Dupuytren’s Contracture Affect Your Day?

Dupuytren’s contracture disease is a condition that affects the tissue underneath your palm. It first forms nodules that are tender, but these nodules quickly become thick and tight, losing their tenderness.    A scar is formed, the tightness of the scar tissue pulling some of the fingers towards the palm. This process occurs over many… Continue reading How Does Dupuytren’s Contracture Affect Your Day?

Why You Shouldn’t Treat Dupuytren’s Contracture on Your Own?

I know we all try to look for the easiest and cheapest ways to deal with our problems, but sometimes saving a few bucks can do you more harm than good. You then end up having to pay double the amount as the condition worsens.    Dupuytren’s Contracture disease is not to be fooled with.… Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Treat Dupuytren’s Contracture on Your Own?

How Does Dupuytren’s Contracture Affect Your Hand?

If you’ve heard of Dupuytren’s Contracture disease, then you probably understand the basic effects of the condition, but have you ever wondered why these symptoms are experienced?    In general, most people who suffer from the disease report that their fingers furthest away from the thumb, the ring and pinky finger, are affected. The connective… Continue reading How Does Dupuytren’s Contracture Affect Your Hand?

Dupuytren’s Contracture Treatment With Light Therapy

Light therapy is the process of using blue light irradiation on an affected part of the body. This is a treatment that is still yet to be tested on a Dupuytren’s patient; however, research suggests that it may help advance way of treating dupuytren’s contracture. Blue light radiation has been tested on diseased cells, and… Continue reading Dupuytren’s Contracture Treatment With Light Therapy

Steroid injections in the treatment of Dupuytren’s

When you think about steroids, you probably think of some bodybuilding scheme. However, if you suffer from Dupuytren’s contracture, steroids can actually be very helpful.   Corticosteroid, or steroid, injections are used to help treat Dupuytren’s contracture disease as it is injected into the nodules of the affected area. The steroid helps to reduce inflammation… Continue reading Steroid injections in the treatment of Dupuytren’s

Why Do People Get Dupuytren’s Disease?

Dupuytren’s disease is a little complicated; it lacks evidence for the exact cause, but research indicates some risk factors. Genetics is one of those risk factors; the disease is hereditary as it can be passed down in genes through different generations of families.    Research suggests that people of a North European or Scandinavian descent… Continue reading Why Do People Get Dupuytren’s Disease?

What are the risks for Dupuytren’s Contracture?

People who are at higher risk:   Studies show that men are more likely to contract Dupuytren’s contracture than women. Also, most people that contract the disease are from a North European descent.   Further research shows that the people who become affected by Dupuytren’s disease are usually aged 40 and above. The condition typically… Continue reading What are the risks for Dupuytren’s Contracture?

Can an X-ray show Dupuytren’s Contracture?

What are the symptoms of Dupuytren’s Contracture? Dupuytren’s contracture is a medical condition that usually affects men aged 40 and above. It affects the hand, which tightens and thickens areas of the palm and fingers.    Symptoms may include lumps and pits that are formed in the palm of your hand. This causes thickening and… Continue reading Can an X-ray show Dupuytren’s Contracture?