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How To Treat Dupuytren’s Contracture without Any Surgery?

Post Date: September 10, 2020

Dupuytren’s Contracture is a condition that causes the fingers in the hand to bend unnaturally towards the palm. It starts as small nodules that gradually increase in size until the fingers can no longer straighten out. In most cases, the disease is painless, but it can cause itching and aches. The condition is known to affect daily activities like cooking, driving, and writing because of the fingers’ bending. The ring finger, followed by the middle finger, is the most likely to be affected.



There are no specific causes of Dupuytren’s Contracture, but it is said to be brought on by a chemical imbalance. The imbalance is often caused by alcohol, smoking, or drugs. What is known is that Dupuytren’s disease is hereditary and is most often found in men 50 years or older.


Treatments that are prescribed by a doctor can include physiotherapy or even a steroid injection. There is also the option of needle aponeurotomy, where a form of acupuncture releases the contracture.


The most common treatment is surgery, where an incision is made in the hand at the nodule’s sight. The fascia is then cut out, and the wound is then stitched back up. The surgery leaves an unsightly scar and is known to have some serious risks. Including but not limited to scar tissue infections and hyperextension deformity. Surgery also does not prevent the condition from returning in the future.


There are some options for home treatment for Dupuytren’s disease. The Dupuytren’s wand, jelly, and tape, when used regularly together, are known to repair the issues and allow a return of motion in the hand and fingers. They are also a less expensive alternative to the steroid shots or surgery. These items can be found on the Shop page of the website. 

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Heat therapy for Dupuytren’s disease

Post Date: August 6, 2020

It may be scary to realize that you have Dupuytren’s contracture, a disease most common in Scandinavian countries, but luckily heat can be used to treat the uncommon and uncomfortable condition.

Dupuytren’s contracture:

Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition in which you develop nodules in your hand that thicken to a point that your finger curls towards the palm. Common among males, it generally happens with your little or ring finger and most unlikely with the thumb and index finger.

Does heat affect your Dupuytren’s contracture?

Heat can positively affect your Dupuytren’s contracture but relaxing the fascia, but the impact of heat largely depends on the condition of your contracture.

Since it is a disease that takes a long time to develop, it can become permanent without your realization. Dupuytren’s is best treated by surgical and non-surgical methods such as enzyme fasciotomy. Heat can definitely help you in relaxing the tendon, but proper treatment is required for the disease to be treated efficiently and permanently.

The heat will help to relax your fingers and ease discomfort, but your doctor can advise longer-term surgical or non-surgical treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture to address your condition.