Dupuytren’s contracture ultrasound

Dupuytren’s contracture ultrasound treatment – 3 MHz at-home unit

Ultrasound treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture ultrasound treatment is a non-invasive therapy applied directly on the DC fibrous tissue in the hand.  Ultrasound for Dupuytren’s contracture has a great therapeutic effect, especially on the soft tissue.  Soft tissue is high in collagen and fibrin cells. Examples of soft tissue are muscles, tendons, ligaments, muscles and scars.  Add Dupuytren’s contracture to that list because palm lumps and finger cords are mostly made of collagen and fibrin. In fact, ultrasound therapy is the non-drug treatment of choice for many soft tissue problems. Clearly, Dupuytren’s contracture is a soft tissue problem ideally suited for ultrasound treatment.

Using ultrasound for Dupuytren’s contracture makes sense. After all, the palm nodule and finger cord are made of the same type III collagen and fibrin normally found in the palm.  The problem is, in DC there is too much of it.  For this reason, ultrasound treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture is a popular therapy that appeals to people.

People like treating Dupuytren’s contracture with ultrasound for several reasons:

  1. No pain; comfortable to apply
  2. Good reports of effectiveness from users
  3. Safe, no side effects
  4. Do at home, anytime and day
  5. Applied directly to the problem tissue
  6. Easy to apply
  7. Economical
  8. Can also be used to treat arthritis of small joints

Ultrasound treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture was included into the DCI large treatment plan in 2012.  That same year DCI started to advise adding it to any plan that was not working well.  Since then, many times over, ultrasound has made all the difference to ineffective plans that needed a little boost.

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DCI experience with Dupuytren’s contracture ultrasound treatment

Because 72% of DCI customers combine ultrasound into larger size plans, DCI treatment results are good.  Indications are that ultrasound boosts Dupuytren’s contracture treatment results. When our treatment suggestions are carefully used, 8-10 people report moderate to marked improvement of their DC, for every one report of failure. Indeed, Dupuytren’s contracture ultrasound treatment is an important part of that success.

What is ultrasound?

It is not complicated. Simply, ultrasound is high-pitched (high frequency) sound a human cannot hear. Specifically, ultrasound is sound greater than a frequency of 20,000 Hz.

The abbreviation Hz stands for hertz. Hertz is a unit of measurement to count vibrations that happen in one second. One hertz (Hz) means something vibrates one time in one second. 17 Hz means something vibrates 17 times in one second. When something vibrates a million times in a second, it is abbreviated 1 MHz. This is important. 1 MHz is a common sound frequency when discussing ultrasound. And, so is 3 MHz.

For reference, the frequency of the human voice is 85 to 255 Hz. Further, the human ear can hear within a range of 20 to 20,000 Hz. At 1 MHz, ultrasound cannot be hear by any human. Not even by a bat.

When electricity passes through a small mineral crystal, it will vibrate.This vibration creates sound. Like when a bell vibrates and makes a sound. The sound frequency depends on the size and shape of the crystal.  As we already know, ultrasound vibrations can go well past a million per second. Once created, ultrasound waves pass from the sound head of the machine, and travel into any tissue it contacts.

Sound energy moves whatever it contacts.  When ultrasound energy contacts the human body, that part of the body will vibrate at the same fast frequency, also.  Further, ultrasound vibrations will transfer into abnormal, malfunctioning or injured tissue. As we will see, this is important because vibrating living cells makes them work faster and better.  This is the key to why Dupuytren’s contracture ultrasound treatment is so important.

This is fast        

There are two kinds of medical ultrasound:
1.  Diagnostic ultrasound – to create images (ultrasonography) and for information to make a diagnosis.

2.  Therapeutic ultrasound – to treat pain, reduce inflammation, reduce spasm, and promote healing, primarily of soft tissue in the body.

In a medical clinic or hospital, ultrasound machines are large and produce sound at a frequency of 1,000,000 cycles per second (1 MHz). They are useful for treating a variety of problems in all areas of the body.  However, in the last 10 years, even faster ultrasound frequencies have appeared.

Specifically, there are 2,000,000 (2 MHz) and 3,000,000 (3 MHz) ultrasound units now available.  At these higher frequencies, something interesting happens.  Slower ultrasound penetrates the tissue deeper than faster ultrasound.  A 2 MHz sound wave does not go as deep into the body as a 1 MHz sound wave.  And, a 3 MHz sound wave does not go as deep as a 2 MHz sound wave.  Either way, faster ultrasound energy creates resistance to deep penetration, keeping the sound energy at the surface.  While the slower sound energy allows deeper penetration. There are times and situations when it is important to keep the ultrasound energy at the top layers of the body.  Such as, ultrasound treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture.

Currently, there are 3 MHz units that are battery operated making them potable, smaller, lighter, easier to use and less expensive.  These battery operated 3 MHz units are ideal for Dupuytren’s contracture ultrasound treatment at-home use.

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Dupuytren's contracture ultrasound treatment for self-help at-home 3 MHz therapy with the HS-3040 What does ultrasound therapy do?

Doctors use therapeutic ultrasound primarily for soft tissue (tendon, ligament, muscle and joint) problems. Soft tissue responds better to ultrasound than any other tissue (liver, bone, brain, etc.).  This is so because soft tissue has a high collagen and fibrin content.  Collagen and fibrin are very high in protein. This is why we eat meat, because of the collagen and fibrin found in meat. It is the protein of collagen and fibrin that responds so well to the vibration and up-regulation of the metabolism.

When tissue vibrates so fast, a few things happen that are important to all soft tissue problems, especially Dupuytren’s contracture:

  • Heating effect:  Warms the tissue by vibration and friction, caused by sound waves hitting and shaking the tissues. Just like rubbing your hands together. However, this heating happens deep below the surface where there are no nerve endings. For this reason, the patient cannot feel the tissue becoming warmer. Remember, this warming benefits the DC healing process. A heating pad or hot water bottle can only warm the surface of the body.  It only feels hot on the surface. The heat cannot get down deeply because blood circulation carries the heat away. Ultrasound warms all tissues faster than the blood can cool them.  In fact, it even warms the blood vessels.  As important as this thermal effect is, the non-thermal effects are even more powerful.
  • Non-heating effects:
  • CAVITATION – the formation of dissolved temporary gas cavities or voids within body fluids and tissue cells.  Formation of these gas voids increases the metabolic activity of cell membranes. Cavitation also increases the effect of the acoustic streaming phenomena, next.  These cavities collapse almost immediately, releasing a large amount of energy.  In turn, this results in additional deep warming.

  • ACOUSTIC STREAMING – a small-scale ripple effect of any fluid near a vibrating structure, such as cell membranes or fluids inside a cell.  This is an extremely powerful form of fluid movement.  It increases the activity and metabolism of any cell in the energy stream.  It makes sodium and calcium ions pass more easily through cell walls.  In turn, enzymes work better, protein metabolism is increased, and the cells function at a faster rate.  Consequently, all these changes “up regulate,” or excite cellular activity.  Thus, ultrasound acoustic streaming acts as a trigger to increase the therapeutic outcome of healing and repair.

  • MICROMASSAGE – a mechanical shaking or vibration, enhancing tissue fluid interchange, as well as cellular movement.

In summary, the combined effects of cavitation, acoustic streaming, and micromassage is that the metabolism of cell membranes is “excited” (up regulated) by these waves of energy.  Of course, this is a good thing to assist ultrasound therapy for Dupuytren’s contracture repair.

Not all therapeutic ultrasound the same

Use 3 MHz, not 1 MHz – keep in case the above title must be eliminated

Dupuytren’s contracture is a relatively superficial soft tissue problem.  The dense fibrous tissue is immediately below the skin surface.  Any ultrasound machine used to treat Dupuytren’s contracture must have a particular frequency range to keep the therapeutic sound waves within the palm lump and finger cord.  A 1MHz machine penetrates too deeply to be effective for Dupuytren’s contracture. This sound frequency is good for treating large joint problems of the hip, knee and low back. By contrast, a 3 MHz unit penetrates just a little below the surface, for cosmetic problems like facial wrinkles and skin discoloration.  What is more, it is ideal to treat Dupuytren’s contracture.

To summarize, use 3 MHz ultrasound to treat Dupuytren’s contracture.  A faster 3MHz unit produces ultrasound that works near the surface of the skin, where the problem of DC is located. Not deep down The sound waves of the 1 MHz and 2 MHz ultrasound machines travel too deeply for good Dupuytren’s contracture ultrasound treatment.

Using ultrasound treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture

Full instructions for using our 3MHz ultrasound machine come with each DCI order.  You will have all the information you need to use ultrasound correctly for Dupuytren’s contracture therapy. The DCI notes make it easy to use ultrasound at home.  No one complains they do not understand.

As good as ultrasound therapy for Dupuytren’s contracture might be, it is still not an effective solo or stand-alone therapy against DC. But then again, no single therapy is an effective solo or stand-alone treatment against this difficult problem. For this reason, DCI does not recommend anyone use one single treatment method – no matter what it is – against Dupuytren’s contracture. Many medical studies test treating Dupuytren’s contracture with ultrasound, using it as a stand-alone or solo therapy. DCI does not recommend doing it that way.It takes a lot sometimes to support an effective effort to reverse Dupuytren’s contracture.

Dupuytren’s contracture ultrasound treatment is not a magic bullet or cure for palm lumps and finger cords. It only helps the healing process.  Ultrasound is a great tool to assist the healing process. Regardless, it still takes a lot of time and work to get the job done to the best of your ability.

Please discuss the use of ultrasound for Dupuytren’s contracture with your medical doctor. Natural Health Education LLC and DCI will assume you have talked to your doctor and gotten approval for ultrasound use in your case, or you will not order this medical device.

How to reverse Dupuytren’s contracture

How to reverse Dupuytren’s contracture

Can Dupuytren’s contracture be reversed, really?  

Reverse Dupuytren's contracture to stop growth and development, by supporting ability to heal better.First, before answering this question, it is important to explain what it means to reverse Dupuytren’s contracture (DC).

Medical literature explains the usual progression of DC in detail.  It describes how growth of the palm lump, or finger cord, can stop and slow down as it develops.  Further, these changes can go so far that the Dupuytren’s contracture even self-heals in its early stages.  This can take place over a span of many months, or even years.  This variable development of DC occurs only because the body can affect the fibrous DC tissue.  That being the case, these minor and brief changes can go as far as being able to self-heal or reverse Dupuytren’s contracture.

It is reasonable to look upon this stopping, slowing and reversing of Dupuytren’s contracture as an incomplete or failed healing.  The body always tries to be well.  Accordingly, the body is programmed to heal itself to the best of its ability. It is how we survive. Sometimes the healing works, and sometimes it does not.  For this reason, the best and easiest way to reverse Dupuytren’s contracture is to help the body heal itself.  Using the DCI treatment strategy increases the odds for the body to do a better job of healing and repair. Think of it as a way of taking advantage of a natural process that needs a little help.

Body is smarter than science

There is a lot that science does not know.  Science still does not completely understand how the body does the thousands of common daily activities, like:

  • Making a red blood cell
  • Digesting food
  • Regulating blood pressure
  • Thinking a thought
  • Mending a broken bone

Specifically, medical science freely admits it knows little about DC.  It is not necessary for science to understand how the body self-heals DC.  The DCI encourages how the body reverses Dupuytren’s contracture, even if the process is a mystery.

Help the body reverse Dupuytren’s contracture, naturally

The DCI therapy method is simple and direct.  Supplying certain vitamins, minerals and enzymes floods the problem tissue with what it needs to heal most effectively.   A few dietary changes and external therapies support healing further. The idea is to assist the body to repair a little better than it is currently, and in this way reverse Dupuytren’s contracture.

DC is a tough and stubborn problem. A general going into war will use as many different weapons from different directions, as possible. DCI does something similar.  It is not a small effort to reverse Dupuytren’s contracture.  It requires intense and aggressive treatment effort, from different directions, to support successful healing.

Once you see how to stop Dupuytren’s contracture, it is not complicated, and makes sense.  Brief outline of DCI treatment method:

  1. Dietary avoidance – Strictly avoid those foods that give you digestive trouble. Keep your digestive tract happy. In this way, there is improved absorption of necessary nutrients for better healing.
    A.  Any specific food sensitivity.  Examples:
    1) Onions                                             2) Spicy, hot foods
    3) Pizza                                                4) Sea food
    5) Pickles                                             6) Nuts, etc.
    B.  General or broad food sensitivity.  Examples:
    1)  Gluten                                            2)  Carbohydrates
    3)  MSG                                              4)  Dairy
    5)  Caffeine                                         6)  Sulfites
    7)  Amines, etc.
  2. DCI treatment plans – more information about DCI treatment plans
    A. Vitamins, minerals and enzymes important to reversing Dupuytren’s contracture – used internally
    1) The key to using these DCI plans is to take them correctly in combination on a
    gradually increasing dosage schedule
    B. DMSO trio – used externally
    C. Ultrasound therapy – used externally
  3. DCI hand stretching exercises

Apply all these therapies at the same time.  Follow the specific instructions provided with each plan.

Effectiveness of DCI therapy plans to reverse Dupuytren’s contracture

DCI has been around since 2004.  It works with men and women to help them at least slow, and sometimes reverse, their Dupuytren’s contracture.  Reports we receive indicate 8-10 people see moderate to marked success over their DC, for every one report of failure.   Those who closely follow the DCI instructions they are given, and allow enough time for the tissue to respond, get better results. Please refer to Start Dupuytren treatment.

Not all DC gets worse

Not all cases of DC look, act, develop, or end up the same.  There are always minor differences between cases. All the experts agree on that.  One of these differences is whether there is improvement, or reversal, of the palm lump, especially during the early stages. This improvement or reversal can be minor or great.  The reversal can also be brief, followed by a return of the Dupuytren’s contracture palm lump.  On the other hand, permanent when the palm lump reversal never returns.

Some experts say DC is permanent and constant, and never reverses itself.  Other experts report that DC will sometimes improve.  But then again, there are always differences of opinion, even among the experts.

Primarily, someone’s view about reversing Dupuytren’s contracture depends on his or her experience.  Those who talk only occasionally to a few DC cases might not hear much about self-correction.  DCI talks to people from around the world, and hears hundreds of stories about reversal.  For example, DCI records show 5-10% of people with DC report one or two brief periods of reversal or improvement of the palm lump in the early stages. This is a small percent, but significant when the reversals become permanent.  This is where DCI would like to see all people.

Reversal of Dupuytren’s contracture is great news for anyone with a palm lump or finger cord.  When a palm nodule or finger cord reverses, even a little, it is a small and imperfect variation of DC healing.  Reversal means a person has hope, a chance, to push it even further to complete healing.

Can you reverse Dupuytren’s contracture with hand surgery?

You might think, “Why do all this work?  I can have some kind of hand surgery, like needle aponeurotomy or a fasciectomy, to reverse my Dupuytren’s contracture.  Snip, snip, and it is gone, right?”

No. Hand surgery of any type, even the hand surgery of a Xiaflex injection, does not reverse Dupuytren’s contracture.  After DC hand surgery, the hand still has the tendency to over-produce fibrous tissue.  And it often does just that. The purpose of DC hand surgery is to do only one specific thing:  To improve finger movement as much as possible.  Not to get rid of Dupuytren’s contracture.

Dupuytren’s contracture surgery removes just enough fibrous palm tissue to allow the fingers to move better – for a while. However, some abnormal fibrous tissue remains behind after surgery.  Removal of it all is impossible. For this reason, too much fibrous tissue can still be created after  injury, or other reasons. Meaning, the palm lump and finger cord can grow back in time.  The term for this is Dupuytren’s contracture recurrence.

Dupuytren’s contracture recurrence

Reverse Dupuytren's contracture without hand surgery so their is no Dupuytren's contracture recurrenceCommonly, 2-4 years (sometimes as soon as 6 months, or as long as 10 years or more) after DC surgery, the palm lump or finger cord will return.  Because of this, half the people who contact DCI for advice have had one or more hand surgeries. These people often say the same sad thing. They thought their first Dupuytren’s contracture hand surgery would eliminate their hand problem. They thought their hand would be normal after their first surgery. The opposite happens.

When DC returns after hand surgery, the hand can become worse for three reasons:

  1. A little normal skin and muscle tissue is lost with each hand surgery.  After a few hand surgeries, those losses add up.  The hand becomes clumsy, weak, or achy.   In addition, each hand surgery damages normal and healthy nerves and blood vessels. This results in inevitable pain, numbness and circulatory issues.  Even excellent surgeries leave the hand less than perfect.
  2. Each surgery leaves behind some old DC fibrous tissue that can continue to cause problems, as it continues to grow larger. Think of pruning a bush to stimulate new growth.
  3. Each surgery can stimulate new Dupuytren’s contracture fibrous tissue that can further contract the palm and fingers.  The new DC naturally grows larger.  Think of stirring up a beehive.

This explains why so many patients with Dupuytren’s contracture have so many hand surgeries.  It is common for someone who develops DC in their 50s to have 2-5 hand surgeries by the time they are in their 70s.  The record number DCI has heard about is one person having 11 Dupuytren’s contracture hand surgeries. So, no, the idea you can reverse Dupuytren’s contracture with surgery is not true.

Conclusion

Everyone who has palm lumps, finger cords and contracted fingers wants to know how to stop Dupuytren’s contracture.  Medical science only thinks about drugs and surgery.

What is Dupuytren’s Contracture Homeopathic Treatment? 

Dupuytren’s Contracture Homeopathic Treatment   

    How to use homeopathy for Dupuytren’s contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture homeopathic treatment is an important part of a balanced holistic therapy plan.  It is an excellent way to support and encourage the body to self-heal this disease.  However, as good as homeopathic therapy is, Dupuytren’s contracture is still a difficult and challenging problem to treat.

For this reason, DCI suggests using a diverse Alternative Medicine program to support the body’s effort to heal and eliminate DC.  Dupuytren’s contracture homeopathic treatment is just one more way to treat this problem.  The idea is not to use homeopathic treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture as a stand-alone or solo therapy.  We suggest using homeopathy for in a larger formal Dupuytren’s contracture treatment plan with other  types of natural therapy.  This multiplies the effectiveness of all therapies that are used.

People report to DCI what happens when they use their combination treatment plans.  We receive 8-10 reports of moderate to marked success using DCI treatment plans that include homeopathy for Dupuytren’s contracture, for every one report of failure.  When used as DCI suggests, the results increase.  When used incorrectly, the results suffer.

For specific information about homeopathy and Dupuytren’s contracture, please read below.

Connection of homeopathy and Dupuytren’s contracture

Many studies and research suggest homeopathic treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture can be an effective option.

For example, a 2003 research study at the University of Hamburg, Germany, was titled, “The effect of homeopathic plant extract solutions on the cell proliferation of human cutaneous fibroblasts in vitro.” It identified 11 homeopathic remedies that slowed or reduced fibroblast cell growth. Notice that key word, “fibroblast.”  As you recall, fibroblasts are specialized connective tissue cells found in every tissue and organ.  Fibroblasts are cellular protein-making factories.  They also produce the various connective tissue elements, as found in Dupuytren’s contracture.  There is an over-abundance of fibroblasts in the palm during the early stage of Dupuytren’s contracture.  Therefore, this study shows how homeopathy can help Dupuytren’s contracture, in a big way.  By slowing fibroblast cell growth, Dupuytren’s contracture homeopathic treatment can alter the production and composition of the palm lump and finger cord.

Next, a 2010 double-blind study in the British Journal of Dermatology reports that homeopathy can influence tissue repair.  It showed that an arnica homeopathic remedy reduced the hematoma (bruise) and pain during postoperative recovery.  In addition, there was overall improvement of tissue healing reported.  Obviously, the ability of homeopathic to improve tissue repair and healing is important to using homeopathy for Dupuytren’s contracture.

Controversy about homeopathy, explained

Homeopathy is a controversial topic. A number of its key concepts do not conform to current medical thinking. For example, it is not possible to explain in scientific terms how a product containing little or no active ingredient can have any effect on the body. This, in turn, creates major challenges to rigorous clinical investigation of such products. For example, researchers cannot confirm that an extremely dilute mixture is actually present, as stated on the label.  Nor are they able to develop objective measures that show effects of extremely dilute products in the human body.

Even so, the Lancet and other medical publications of high regard have published information favorable to homeopathy. The Queen of England has her own personal homeopath. Walgreens, CVS and other drug stores now sell dozens of different homeopathic formulas for a variety of health problems, right along with over-the-counter drugs.  This trend toward acceptance of homeopathy says a lot about its effectiveness and safety.

Using Homeopathy and Dupuytren’s contracture

Another research challenge of homeopathic treatments is that they are highly individualized.  There is no uniform prescribing standard for homeopathic practitioners.  The homeopath prescribes to the symptoms of individual patient, and not to the condition treated.  For this reason, there is no standard treatment for any particular condition.  Further, there are hundreds of different homeopathic preparations, prescribed in a variety of different dilutions for thousands of symptoms. Not all Dupuytren’s contracture looks, feels, or acts the same.  Different cases of DC have different symptoms.  Therefore, homeopathic treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture would be different in each case.  This drives medical thinking crazy.

Homeopathy is comparatively inexpensive, and often downright cheap.  Homeopaths usually prescribe and dispense homeopathic preparations from their offices.  Thus, homeopathy does not support the drug industry. Homeopathy is an annoying competition for the drug industry that works to destroy it.  This is the primary reason for the controversy about homeopathy.

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Difference of opinion about homeopathy

Yes, there is abundant evidence that homeopathy does work.  However, there is also evidence that it does not work. There is controversy like this in many areas of medicine.   A major reason for controversy about homeopathy is due to the difficulty of studying anything so diluted that it disappears.  In a homeopathic preparation, the original substance mentioned on the label is so dilute that there is no chemical trace of it. Only the energy of that substance remains. This is why some MDs scoff at homeopathy.  However, other MDs never use conventional drugs, and use homeopathic therapy exclusively.

Why all this confusion and controversy about homeopathy? Some valid scientific research on this subject says homeopathy is effective, and some equally valid scientific research says homeopathy is not effective.

To become an MD, a person has to be rather smart, and rather educated.  For this reason, it is significant for an MD to say homeopathy is not effective.  However, there are other MDs, just as smart and just as educated, who say homeopathy is effective. They use it exclusively to treat their patients, and never use conventional drugs.  Which group is correct?

Sometimes it is difficult to know exactly what to do about Dupuytren’s contracture homeopathic treatment. Sometimes you just have to try things and see what happens, after doing your best to investigate and educate yourself. Adding a homeopathic therapy to your treatment plan adds an inexpensive and wider energy-based therapy to your Dupuytrens effort.

Satisfaction with homeopathy

There are many published research reports on the pubmed.gov website about patient satisfaction with homeopathy.  These studies are in the 90-95% satisfaction range for being fairly to very satisfied, a high satisfaction rating.   The interesting part of these reports is that almost all these patients were treated for chronic conditions, and failed at standard medical treatment. Yet, they were very satisfied with what homeopathy did for them.

Please investigate the subject of homeopathy to your satisfaction. If after doing so you wish to try homeopathy for Dupuytrens contracture, there is aScarStat can be used as part of a Dupuytren's contracture homeopathic treatment plan. special formula that DCI uses, called ScarStat.

Homeopathic remedies are extremely safe when taken as directed. Like all homeopathic remedies, ScarStat is easy to take and easy to transport in liquid form. Taking ScarStat as your homeopathic treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture is an easy way to broaden your therapy plan inexpensively, and further increases your odds for success.

Suggestions for using Dupuytren’s contracture homeopathic treatment

Because homeopathy is all about energy, using ScarStat homeopathic preparation is very different from using traditional medicine.  There are several “rules” to follow, since it is critical that you receive the maximum effect of the energy available in any homeopathic preparation.

Other forms of energy can adversely influence and weaken the effect of any homeopathic formula.   Therefore, be very careful how you handle the homeopathic spray bottle:

  • Do not expose to excessive heat.  Keep away from a hot car, hot stove, etc.
  • Do not expose to direct sunlight.  Avoid expose to direct sunlight for longer than necessary.
  • Do not expose to x-ray radiation.   Never let a homeopathic remedy go through an X-ray detector at the airport.
  • Do not allow tip of the dropper to come in contact with the inside of mouth, or anything else that will contaminate it.   

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How to take ScarStat 

Please follow these suggestions for taking ScarStat in a diversified Dupuytren’s contracture treatment plan:

  • Your mouth must be “clean” before you take any homeopathic remedy. Do not eat or drink anything – even water – 3-5 minutes before and after taking ScarStat.  Mint candy or gum is the worst thing you can take that will reduce the benefit of any homeopathic preparation.  Further, avoid any strongly flavored food or drink 20 minutes before and after you use ScarStat.
  • Place 3 drops directly under the tongue. It is not good enough to drop or spray the liquid into the mouth.  Absorption happens best under the tongue, so please raise the tongue.
  • Hold liquid on the floor of the mouth for at least 30 seconds, then swallow. Do not cheat on time.
  • Take 2-3 times per day. Take more often than this if you feel it necessary.

While you are treating your Dupuytren’s contracture with homeopathy avoid coffee, mint, peppermint and preparations containing menthol, eucalyptus and camphor.  These can interfere with the action of any homeopathic remedy.

Conclusion

DCI has done this work since 2004, working with people from around the world.  We find homeopathic treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture to be a critical part of any successful plan.  Over the years, DCI has investigated many homeopathic formulas to treat Dupuytren’s contracture.  We have found ScarStat to be an effective, safe and reliable homeopathic treatment for a wide range of people.

Having Dupuytren’s contracture is serious. Many people are casual and overly trusting about Dupuytren’s contracture surgical treatment.  They are told hand surgery is a simple and easy solution for their hand problem.  Seldom is this true.  Most people do not know about the speed and frequency of recurrence of Dupuytren’s contracture after hand surgery.   Usually, the first hand surgery is just the beginning of more hand surgeries. The cumulative results can be horrific.

Good natural treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture should include homeopathy to give the body the best opportunity to heal the DC palm lump. DCI averages reports of success from 8-10 people who report moderate to marked success over their DC, for every one report of failure.

Better to first try every option for conservative treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture before venturing out into surgery.

Please click homeopathy information, for more general information on this topic.

 

 

Dupuytren’s Contracture Stretches

Dupuytren’s Contracture stretches

7 safe stretches for Dupuytren’s contracture – easy and effective

Dupuytren’s contracture stretches are different from other stretches.  DC is special.  If it is injured or torn (micro-trauma) by heavy stretching, it heals with a huge amount fibrous tissue.  You could get more Dupuytren’s contracture if you stretch too aggressively or roughly.  The way to avoid this is to stretch Dupuytren’s contracture with only gentle force.

Key points for Dupuytren’s contracture stretches to fingers and cords, and palm nodules:

  • Stretch with a gentle and light touch
  • Stretch often through the day

Dupuytren’s contracture stretches must done gently and often. 

Keep it gentle and light

Do stretches for Dupuytren’s contracture as if you are sneaking up on the problem.  Any force should be minimal.  Like it is not really a force.  More like a little pull or nudge.  By keeping the stretch light and gentle, no tissue injury can occur.

When done correctly, people say they feel a gentle tugging or pleasant sensation in the palm.

Never cause any level of pain when you do Dupuytren’s contracture stretches.  Keep all stretches gentle and light.

Doing two things at once

There are all kinds of habits.  Some people check their iPhone a few times an hour.  Others shake their foot whenever they sit.  It is what they do.  They do them without thinking while doing something else.  They check their iPhone while standing in line, or pumping gas.  Or, they shake their foot while getting a haircut, or in church.  They do them easily, casually, with almost no effort.  These little habits are a part of every day.

Get the DC finger and hand stretching habit.  Do it often.  Hundreds of times a day, while you go about your day, you can stretch.  Whenever, wherever, and for as long as you want.  The time spent stretching can add up to hours, if you wish.  This is the way to safely stretch that bent finger or palm lump.

Because these Dupuytren’s contracture stretches are so gentle and light, there is no way to hurt yourself.  You cannot do too many stretches, or do them too long.  The more time you stretch in a day, the better your results should be.

Just a few places and times to stretch

Look for countless times you can do two things at once.  Stretch Dupuytren’s contracture while you:

  • Talk on the phone
  • Watch TV
  • Wait for your spouse to get ready
  • Take a long car ride
  • Read a magazine
  • Wait for an elevator
  • Sit at stop lights
  • Fall asleep
  • Wait for your meal at a restaurant
  • Listen to the radio
  • Wait at the doctor’s office
  • Sit at church or synagogue services
  • Wait for an oil change
  • Wait for a bus or train
  • Ride a bus or train
  • Wait for your number at the deli
  • Spend time with a cup of coffee
  • Get a haircut
  • Stand endlessly in line
  • Wait at a toll booth
  • Sit in a traffic jamb
  • Wait for the microwave
  • Pump gas
  • Sit in the car in line at McDonald’s
  • Solve a crossword puzzle
  • Wait for the computer to boot up
  • Sit in the bathroom

Before you get started – Points to consider 

  • Stop stretching if you feel even a little ache or discomfort. Lighten up and do it easier.  Take personal responsibility to avoid pain and prevent injury.  Do nothing that might make your Dupuytren’s contracture worse.
  • These instructions do not say how long to stretch. Do them for a few seconds, a few minutes, or a few hours.  Whatever fits your schedule.  The more you stretch, the more you will get out of it.  If you do them as gently as instructed here, you cannot do them too long, or too often.
  • Dupuytren’s contracture is a tough problem to treat. MDs get frustrated dealing with Dupuytren’s contracture.  No one natural therapy – no matter how good – will change DC.  You will get nowhere if you stretch Dupuytren’s contracture tissue as a stand-alone or solo therapy.  No one gets rid of DC by trying to stretch it away.
  • Use these stretches combined with a DCI Dupuytren’s contracture treatment plan for best results.
  • Do not endlessly repeat the same favorite 1-2 exercises. Do all seven hand and finger stretches.  Mix them up.
  • Even if you have DC in only one finger, stretch both palms and all fingers. Stretch all parts of both hands.  It is therapeutic and preventive to keep all of the hand less tense and stretched.

Dupuytren’s contracture stretches – 7 safe hand and finger stretches   

Several of these stretches do not require any actual effort or work.  Just position the hand, and relax.

These Dupuytren’s contracture stretches assume your DC finger(s) can straighten out.  If not, you could have a problem doing a few stretches as presented.  Keep the bent finger out of the stretch, but still stretch the good fingers next to it.  Modify the stretch as needed.  Do the best you can.  Stretching one or two fingers next to the bent finger still helps the bent finger.

  1. Table top stretch

Table top stretch is a great way to stretch Dupuytren's contracture. Gentle stretching is most effective. Table top stretching can be done most anywhere for Dupuytren's contracture. Do it while working on a crossword puzzle.Place the DC hand, palm down, on a table.  If there is no table, sit down and put the DC hand on your thigh.  Keep the fingers straight, palm as flat as is comfortable.  Relax the DC hand at all times.  Place the good hand on top of DC hand.  Let the weight of the good hand apply light pressure on the DC hand.

This is the most versatile – and super-easy – stretch you can do for hours in a hundred different situations.

 

 

 

  1. Praying hands stretch –

Stretch Dupuytren's contracture often with praying hands stretch. Stretch Dupuytren's contracture while you are watching TV.Put your hands together as if you are praying.  Press the finger pads gently against each other.  Keep the fingertips together, and move the palms 3-6 inches apart.  At the same time, move the elbows up and away from the body.  Spread the fingers 1-2 inches apart.  The finger pads should still be touching, wrists comfortably bent.  You should feel no pain or discomfort, only a very gentle pull across palms.

This Dupuytren’s contracture stretch works the fingers, palms and even the forearms.

 

 

 

  1. Side-to-side cord stretch –

Safely stretch Dupuytren's contracture cord with the side-to-side technique. It looks like you are just holding your finger, so it can be done anywhere, anytime you want to stretch the Dupuytren's cord.Hold the middle of the DC cord using two fingers of the good hand, lightly but firmly.  Next, push or nudge the cord gently toward the thumb-side of the hand.  Hold it there for 10-15 seconds. Then stretch in the opposite direction.  Push or nudge it gently toward the little finger-side of the hand.  Again, hold it there for 10-15 seconds.  Go back and forth, pushing the cord toward either side of the hand.  Think of the side-to-side cord stretch as trying to shake the cord in slow motion.     

 

 

 

  1. Knuckles to elbow stretch –

Stretch Dupuytren's contracture by pushing the DC hand backward with the knuckles to elbow stretch for Dupuytren's contracture.. This can be done while talking on the phone.Bend the wrist of the DC hand backwards.  Keep the fingers as straight as possible.  Hold the DC fingers in the cupped fingers of the good hand. Relax the DC hand at all times. Gently push the DC hand backwards toward the elbow with the good hand.

You should be aware of no pain or discomfort, only a very gentle pull across the palm.

 

 

 

  1. Doorbell stretch –

Doorbell stretch technique will stretch Dupuytren's contracture in a 100 different situations. Dupuytren's contracture stretches are easy this way. Use it while you get your hair cut., or while talking on the phone. Hold a fingertip of your good hand on your DC palm lump, as if you are ringing a doorbell.  Apply a few ounces of downward pressure with the fingertip.  Keep the palm relaxed and slightly cupped; do not flatten the DC palm, or hold it stiff.  While the fingertip continues to press down, gently move the palm lump around in a small circle. The fingertip does not leave the center of the palm lump.  Do not simply rub the surface of the palm lump.

The palm lump will only move by a fraction of an inch, but is important to stretch it this way.

 

 

  1. Sleep on it –

This stretch is used while trying to fall asleep. Stretch Dupuytren's contracture this way while resting on the couch, also.Lie flat on your back in bed.  Put both hands – palm-up or palm-down – just under the outside edge of the thighs.  Slide the fingers only a short distance under the thigh.  Go only as far as necessary to create gentle and slight stretch in the palms and fingers.  Try both, palm-up and palm-down, to learn which produces a better finger and palm stretch.  With this stretch, you should have no problem falling asleep.

Just tuck you hand below your thigh while you rest on the couch, too.

 

 

  1. Sit on it –

While sitting you can do Dupuytren's contracture stretches with a sit on it technique. Great to use anytime you sit and relax.Sit on a comfortable chair.  Put both hands – palm-up or palm-down – just under the outside edge of the thighs.  Slide the fingers only a short distance under the thigh. Go only as far as necessary to create gentle and slight stretch in the palms and fingers.  Try both, palm-up and palm-down, to learn which produces a better finger and palm stretch.

Any place to sit will work for this stretch, but works best with a soft padded chair.

 

 

Conclusion

Please take these Dupuytren’s contracture stretches for your treating doctor to review.  Get your doctor’s approval before doing any of the above stretches. Dupuytren’s Contracture Institute and Natural Health Education LLC want your doctor to know what you are doing to help yourself.

Information provided above is not personal medical advice or instruction.  Statements, information and opinions expressed throughout the entirety of this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration nor are all of the materials or products presented herein intended to treat, cure or prevent disease.

  • For best results, stretch Dupuytren’s contracture gently. Do not do these stretches to the extreme that you feel discomfort or pain.  All stretches done gently and easily.
  • For best results, do all stretches frequently. Find times throughout your day to help your hands.
  • Combine these stretches into a larger internal and external DCI therapy plan.

For more information about DCI non-drug non-surgical treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture.

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Would Dupuytren contracture massage be helpful or aggravate the problem?

I am in the very early stages of this problem and want to know about Dupuytren contracture massage.  My problem started 6 months ago and want to try to turn this around sooner than later…. Not sure I can afford or even want to take everything on your plans….so if you could list out the TOP 6 supplements to take, could you let me know…?  Would 6 even be enough?

Do you think massage helps Dupuytrens contracture? Or would it aggravate it?

I have one other question…..lets say I get the most expensive plan as well as the most expensive enzyme you sell…which would be a ton of money to maintain over the months….and I do get positive results…what is to stop it from coming back again like it might after surgery? I want to get to the UNDERLYING cause of this rather than treating the symptoms. I know some say it is genetic but I am wondering about diet etc. It makes no sense to spend thousands on supplements which it could end up costing that for the body to re absorb the tissue, which I believe the body is capable of doing…only to have it come back again…..

Regards, Catherine

 

Greetings Catherine,

Your thoughtful questions bring up many broad and interesting topics to explore that I believe will not only help you, but others as well.

The first point is that you do not need  to “take everything” found in the DCI plans.  These various plans are well rounded and balanced examples of what a person might need to use to enhance their healing ability against the foreign fibrous tissue of Dupuytren’s contracture.  No one knows what you might need to make this happen, or even if it will happen.  The idea is to do as much, and to take as much of a variety of nutrients, as you think reasonable and appropriate to get the job done.   The problem is that no one knows what you will need to get the job done.  Because of this DCI recommends that you use a broad and diverse array of possible therapies, while monitoring the size, shape, density, surface features and degree of adhesion of the deep and superficial fibrous tissue in your hand plus the range of motion of the involved fingers, to determine the effectiveness of the therapy you are using.

As a second point, there are no top six therapies in terms of those that are most effective because the therapies are not used this way.  They are all used in groups and combinations, and it is never recommended that any one therapy be used by itself as a solo therapy.   Besides, if I could give you a top six list it would not mean that they would necessarily help you.  What works for one person will not necessarily work for the next person in the same way.

Dupuytren contracture massage

Thirdly, Dupuytren contracture massage can be helpful, but extreme caution and care must be followed.  I have seen internet discussions in which people have recommended deep and forceful pushing and gouging of the internal fibrous tissue to “break it up.”  This is a mistake that can lead to aggravation and spreading of of the initial problem.   The best kind of soft tissue work is extremely light and passive manual stretching – so light that while you are doing it you think that it is too light to be effective.  Dupuytren contracture massage must be done with grave caution since it can easily be misused, and you only realize you have overdone it when it is too late

Lastly, you ask about recurrence of Dupuytren contracture after DCI treatment.  Dupuytren recurrence is a constant problem that has plagued surgeons for centuries and even to today.    Please see Dupuytren Surgery and Recurrence of Hand Contracture.   Even so, in almost 12 years of doing this work of helping people to deal with their hand contracture using Alternative Medicine I have never had the occasion of someone coming back who got good results to say that their problem recurred after using the DCI concepts of treatment.  Perhaps there is someone out there who had their DC return, you never know, but no one has told me so.  I suppose it is possible, but I have no knowledge of it.

Even if the DC did recur after DCI style treatment, the consequences would be far different than if the DC did recur after hand surgery.  When a hand is operated on for Dupuytrens, normal healthy tissue is removed along with the diseased tissue.  As a result of that hand surgery the hand is vastly different than it was before surgery; it has been diminished and is less structurally strong; not only are some tissues now missing, many are shortened and altered by the surgeon.   When –not if – Dupuytren contracture recurs after the first hand surgery, the next surgeon will have less tissue to work with for the second hand surgery.  If the second hand surgery is done then the next recurrence will be all the more difficult for the third hand surgery.  For this reason many people find that after the 2nd or 3rd surgery – and sometimes even after the 1st surgery – that no more surgeries can be performed.  These people face the possibility of either allowing the hand to develop full blown contracture or amputation.

All I can tell you is that it makes most sense to me to be as conservative as possible and to try as many non-surgical options as make sense to you before submitting to DC surgery.   I am not against DC hand surgery, just very conservative about its use because of the dire results I encounter on an almost daily basis.

If I can help you in any way please let me know.  TRH