Early Stage Dupuytren’s Contracture

Early Stage Dupuytren’s Contracture

Better to “nip it in the bud”  

Treatment of early stage Dupuytren’s contracture is smart.  The best time to treat early Dupuytren’s contracture (DC) is while the palm lump or nodule is small, and the finger cord is absent or very thin.  The sooner care starts, the better.  Simply because there is less abnormal tissue, early treatment can be more effective, faster, and easier.

This makes the medical advise to wait for the Dupuytren’s contracture to get worse seem foolish. Allowing a small lump to advance into a larger palm nodule, or beyond that into a finger cord, is not wise.  Better to treat a small problem while it is small and manageable with natural therapies.  Waiting for it to get larger, than to be sorry later when the DC grows into a surgical problem.

Early stage Dupuytren’s contracture treatment results

For those who start early stage treatment of their DC, before it becomes deep seated and chronic, 8-10 report moderate to marked reduction of their Dupuytren’s contracture when using the large plan, for each report of failure. Very good results, with never any risk of side effects as often occur with surgery and Xiaflex injections.

Home treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture 

The simple and direct natural methods used by DCI work best in early stage Dupuytren’s contracture.  This is when the abnormal tissue is softest, smallest, and less deeply infiltrated into the deep palm tissue.   All DC is serious – sooner or later.  Even if the palm lump is small and not causing a lot of trouble today, it will not stay that way.  DC is a progressive problem.  That is why your hand doctor probably told you something like, “when the lump gets bigger or your finger is bent toward your palm, and you are having a harder time doing the simple things like washing your face, or getting dressed, come back and we will do surgery.”  Basically, the doctor is waiting for your hand to get bad enough to justify taking the risk of doing hand surgery.  There is a better and safer way of doing things:  Nip it in the bud.

Palm lumps and finger cords

Dupuytren’s contracture is a thickening of the tissue near the base of the fingers, resulting in one or more fingers bending toward the palm, unable to straighten completely. This happens because the hand produces an excess amount of scar-like tissue (collagen and fibrin) in response to injury. This abnormal outpouring forms knots or lumps in the palm, near the base of the fingers. Eventually, a palm lump develops into a thick cord that pulls the finger down, into a fist.

The condition gradually gets worse with time.   Pain may or may not appear.  Life becomes more complicated and difficult when one or more fingers are useless.

Sometimes the palm lump growth is slow (years) or rather fast (months).  Commonly, the growth will be slow in early stage Dupuytren’s contracture, then accelerate for no obvious reason.

Help yourself get rid of DC

The modern medical has no cure for Dupuytren’s contracture – not even surgery or Xiaflex injections.  These medical treatments only relieve symptoms for a short while.  Eventually, the palm lump returns because that is the nature of DC; excessive collagen when injured or cut. This is why multiple surgeries, 2-3 or more, are not uncommon.

Dupuytren’s contracture runs in families of Northern European and Scandinavian ancestry, although not always.  Instead, diabetes, alcoholism, cigarette smoking, nutritional deficiencies, or medicines used to treat seizures or baldness can sometime trigger it.

Do something good for your palm lump and finger cord before you need surgery.  Help yourself heal your Dupuytren’s contracture.  

Home treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture