Could weightlifting have triggered my Dupuytren’s contracture?
I am a 64 year old female of German and Scandinavian descent. i have not yet been to a doctor, but I am sure I have the beginning stage of Dupuytren in both hands.
It seemed to come on when I started working out with weights. Could that have triggered the condition and should I discontinue using weights that involve my hands.
I plan to order your products. Are there dietary restrictions?
You are in the right age group and the right ancestral background for Dupuytren’s contracture. With that as a background, it is certainly possible that the hand stress involved with weightlifting initiated your current hand problem. As such I encourage you to switch to some other type of exercise that is less demanding to the palms of the hands.
I suggest that you get your hand problem evaluated by a knowledgeable and experienced hand specialist or orthopedist to be sure of what you are dealing with. Once you have done that you can feel free to undergo a program of care to see if you can reduce or eliminate whatever degree of palm lumps or nodules you might have at this early phase of your problem.
There are no particular dietary restrictions I have seen that make a unique difference in Dupuytren’s contracture.
Let me know if I can help you in any particular way. TRH