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 it is shown to prevent relapse.
Scientists are now doing tests to see if light therapy can be used for Dupuytren’s contracture, and, as of now, there is hope for a successful treatment and possible cure for the disorder. In the meantime, we have to treat Dupuytren’s contracture as usual.
Basic treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture disease
Sadly, there is no cure for the disease as of yet, but you can treat it to reduce the symptoms. You can treat it at home or go to the doctor, but it is recommended to go to the doctor no matter how minor your condition is. By going to the doctor, you clear all your misconceptions. Your doctor may suggest surgical or non-surgical treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture.
- Surgery may be required depending on the severity of the condition. The doctor may cut an incision into the affected area or use a hypodermic needle to part, move or divide the diseased tissue present in hand.
- Enzyme injections may also be used as they are very helpful in weakening the cord. The doctor may then physically manipulate your hand to break the cord.
- Corticosteroids, or steroids, are injections used to reduce inflammation in the patient. They slow down the progress of the contractures, which brings relief and reduces symptoms.
- Splints are devices that are used to provide support to the affected area, and they are most effective when used after surgery.