Do you think my hand lump and pain are Dupuytren contracture?
my doctor told me i have dupuytren contracture in my right hand. i had a small lump came in my hand after i had carpal tunnel surgery about 3 years ago. lately it has gotten worse. now doctor tell me about dupuytren disease. at the start i had very little pain, but i have pain all the time now. i play the piano and maybe that the reason i’m in pain. what do you think? my fingers are not bent, just in pain . joyce
It is not uncommon for Dupuytren’s contracture to start after hand surgery, like for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It is also not uncommon for Dupuytren’s contracture to occur in piano players who stress their hands, arms and shoulders by prolonged practice and playing. Early stages of Dupuytren disease will only demonstrate a palm lump or two with variable pain, and no finger contracture or stiffness. The problem of finger contracture appear only later when cords of soft tissue develop in the palm. Based on your brief description your problem does not seem out of the ordinary for an early case of DC.
Apparently your doctor, who has examined you, thinks you have Dupuytren contracture so I think there is no reason to doubt that diagnosis.
I suggest you consider getting busy treating your hand problem with Alternative Medicine therapy while it is still manageable. Go to start Dupuytren treatment for more information to help your body heal this problem. TRH