Dupuytren contracture in another body area?
I have DC in booth hands. Now I have one too in my left foot is affected to bending in under the foot. CAN DC OCCUR IN ANOTHER PLACE IN THE BODY? Sternum for instance?
Jane H, Sweden
Greetings to you, Jane,
Sorry to hear of your condition appearing in another body area.
First thing to mention is that since you are Swedish (from a Scandinavian country), you are genetically predisposed to this small group of soft tissue problems in which a greater amount of collagen appears in a few different parts of the body. The body areas and names of the conditions are:
1. Palm of hand – Dupuytren’s contracture
2. Knuckle pads – Garrod’s disease
3. Soles of the feet – Ledderhose disease
4. Shaft of the penis – Peyronie’s disease
There are no other areas or tissues of the body in which this excess fibrous material is deposited.
I became involved in working with Dupuytren contracture after it was repeatedly brought to my attention by men I was working with for their Peyronie’s disease that their Dupuytren contracture problems were responding to care for their penile problem. This suggests the systemic nature of all these conditions, and how the holistic ideas for increasing the ability of the body improves the ability to heal and eliminate this material wherever it is located.