Outline of an early case of Dupuytren’s contracture

Hello Dr. Herazy,

I’m looking for some help in determining if I am in the early stages of Dupuytren’s contracture.

I have a small palm lump under the skin on my left hand that is noticeable. I have another flatter callous feeling item on my right hand, not noticeable unless you push on it. Neither are painful.I have not contraction of any fingers, these look like they are in line with my middle finger. I can easily lay my hand flat. I am 54, male, and not of any particular ethnic decent. I have Italian, Spanish, American Indian and English/Scottish in my ancestry.



Based on your description, there is a very high likelihood you are outlining the occurrence of an early stage Dupuytren contracture of both hands.  I suggest you get a firm medical diagnosis of your hand condition to be sure.

Now would be an excellent time to begin Alternative Medicine treatment of your Dupuytrens problem.   TRH 

Is my other hand problem related to Dupuytren’s contracture?

I am a 56 year old female, nee Thomasson, with Nordic Viking ancestors having settled from Ireland on the Wirral Peninsula, Cheshire, England in 902. My father exhibited severe Dupuytrens, as did my grandfather, and my paternal aunt. I have the disease moderately advancing in my right (dominant) hand.

My question is: In my left hand, I have a “knuckle pad” on my pinkie finger, and experience occasional UBER SEVERE “catches” or “twinges” on my outer left palm.  This can occur suddenly, and without aggravation, e.g., opening a car door, tying a scarf.   The pain is debilitating. It feels as if I have “karate chopped” a brick wall. My outer palm feels tender and bruised.  I need help with simple tasks, e.g., fastening my bra, lifting a pot of oatmeal….The pain gradually subsides over 5-9 days, and I’m good as new ’till the next occurrence… This happens 3-4 times a year.

Related to Dupuytrens? Any idea what this is? I haven’t been able to find any other references. BTW, I also do have carpal tunnel syndrome in the dominant right hand (the Depuytrens Claw…) but control that thru acupuncture – Currently not an issue.

Many Thanks!



Greetings Deborah,

You certainly fit the classic description for the genetic basis of Dupuytren’s contracture.

In severe Dupuytren disease there can be related soft tissue problems, especially with the tendon sheaths and nerves if there is significant anatomical compromise in this part of the body where so many delicate structures are so closely packed together – no room for error, you might say.  Your occasional and temporary  “uber severe” left hand episodes could be related to infrequent exacerbation caused by over work or slight unnoticed trauma that has disproportionate consequences.  If  there is an association between the two it could be of the strong indirect kind because of the possibility you are developing DC in the other hand as well.  

Have you considered trying to help yourself with natural Dupuytren treatment?    TRH

Is it a trigger finger or Dupuytrens contracture?

I have it bad in my hands, my fingers either draw in or lock up during use and pain is THERE … I also have lumps under my skin on my lower back, are these the same thing?



When you say you have “it bad’ in your hands, exactly what do you mean?   Do you mean that you have a problem of bad pain and finger locking?   I cannot assume that you actually have Dupuytren’s contracture unless you have formally been given a medical diagnosis.    Usually, finger locking and severe pain are not a prominent part of Dupuytren disease.   The way you describe that your  “fingers either draw in or lock up during use” makes it sound like it is an occasional event, and this is not true of Dupuytren because when your fingers are flexed with Dupuytrens they stay that way except to slowly worsen; they do not straighten beyond the point of their involuntary flexion deformity. 

What comes to mind is that you have a trigger finger in one or more fingers.  Please see this link for information comparing trigger finger and Dupuytren contracture.  

A soft lump under the skin of the lower or mid back is often lipoma.    If this is true for you needs to be determined by medical examination.    There is no association between lipomas and Dupuytren’s contracture. 

Please have a competent orthopedic doctor examine you to determine what is going on with your hand and back.   TRH           




Are Genesen Acutouch pens useful in the treatment of Peyronie’s disease?

Are these pens useful in the treatment of Peyronie’s disease?   Do you have a ‘complete’ list of all disorders these pens will cure?


Yes, for many years we have offered the Genesen Acutouch pens for people not only with Dupuytren contracture, but also Peyronie’s disease.  For more information about using the Genesen pens please see  Dupuytren contracture and Genesen Acutouch pens.

The Genesen pens are not a cure for any disease.   They are used to assist the body to increase its own ability to heal and repair.  When this professional grade instrument is ordered for use against Dupuytren contracture, or Peyronie’s disease, full instructions are included specifically for use against this disease.   This does not mean it is a cure, but a tool that supports and enhances the natural ability of the body to heal itself.   In addition to the specific instructions for treatment of Dupuytren contracture, a 160 page book is also included that goes on to discuss specific acupuncture points that can be used to treat 100 different common health problems.   TRH

Large long bumps with fingers bent over touching the palms

My little and ring finger on my left hand are bent over touching the palm, large and long bumps just below the little finger.

My right hand ring finger same condition along with the long bumps below the ring finger, and the little finger is starting to show the same signs.

Over 40 years as a plumber and heating tech.

No question to ask, just informing you of my condition, and I will try your home treatment,will also keep a journal and pictures.

The information here answered my questions about my problem.



Greetings Joseph,

I am pleased to know that you found the DCI site helpful and informative for your Dupuytren contracture.  Looking forward to working with you.   TRH 


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