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Can You Treat Dupuytren’s Disease Without Surgery?

Post Date: September 29, 2020

If you suffer from Dupuytren’s disease, chances are you have been made aware that surgery is your only option. Most of us will do absolutely anything to avoid having to go under the knife. The thought of operation can keep you up and night and completely ruin your mood. The fear of a procedure for Dupuytren’s disease is not unfounded. The Dupuytren’s disease surgery puts you at risk of some long term damage if the surgeon accidentally nicks a tendon or nerve. The incision is made in a zigzag formation; this often leaves an unsightly scar.


The site of the surgery can also become infected and cause further issues. After surgery, the wound is left open in some cases to allow a natural binding of the skin; this bleeds regularly and can cause significant discomfort. The damage is also painful as you flex the hand and fingers, flexing can cause the scar to reopen, making the recovery process take a lot longer.


The other issue with surgery for Dupuytren’s Contracture is the amount of time it takes to recover completely. The average recovery time for the surgery is two to four months, and a splint will be required during this time. You may also need physiotherapy after the splint to rebuild strength and allow movement in the hand and fingers. Unfortunately, surgery doesn’t guarantee recovery from the condition, and it has been known to come back in many cases.


There are other treatment options to choose from; the most common is an enzyme injection. The injection will break down the nodule built up under the finger and allow movement to return to normal. This is often only a temporary solution as again, the condition returns. The use of a splint or brace to straighten the fingers is employed by many. In many cases, the issue is that the splint or brace will cause dull aching pain or discomfort. Splints tend to be cumbersome and prevent the use of the hand or fingers making all chores difficult.


The best Dupuytren’s Contracture home remedy uses the Dupuytren’s wand, tape, and jelly together. The jelly is used as a primer for the wand, which will relax the fingers, increase blood flow, and improve movement. Once the wand has been used, the tape is placed across the hand and effected fingers to straighten them and allow recovery to begin. These items can be found on the shop page of the website. The best thing about the treatment is not only is it easy to use, proven to be extraordinarily useful, but it is also cost-effective.

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Why Don’t Any Home Remedies For Dupuytren’s Disease Seem To Work?

Post Date: September 15, 2020

What is Dupuytren’s Disease?

Dupuytren’s disease, also known as Vikings disease, is a condition that causes the fingers to bend into the hand. Nodules accompany this in the palm. The condition is known as Vikings disease because it was often suffered by the Vikings and is most common in Northern European descent people. 


What Causes Dupuytren’s disease?

The actual cause of Dupuytren’s disease is unknown, and it is a hereditary condition passed down from generation to generation. The situation is triggered by specific actions like drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes and is more common in men over 50. The condition is usually not painful but can inhibit the hand and fingers’ motion, making daily activities more difficult. 


What are the Treatments for Dupuytren’s disease? 

The most common treatment for Dupuytren’s disease is a surgery where the affected tissue in the hands is removed. The operation is often painful, and recovery can take several months. After an operation, the condition will likely return. The surgery can leave a lot of scar tissue that is painful and unsightly. Other treatments include steroid injections, which also provide a short-term solution. 


There are a few home remedies that again only provide short term relief from the symptoms. These remedies include massages, braces, and splints, which just don’t seem to work. Massages promote blood flow but don’t release the finger from its bent-up position. The use of a brace or splint will keep the finger straight, but because of their size, make movements clumsy and cumbersome.  


However, there is an alternative to these home remedies, and that is using the Dupuytren’s wand and Dupuytren’s tape, which are proven to work. They not only provide relief from the symptoms but also help the hand to regain its regular use. These two treatments not only work well but are also a less expensive alternative to surgery or steroid injections.

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

Post Date: May 1, 2020

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.