What can I do for the pain after Dupuytren surgery and cannot work?

I STILL HAVE PAIN AFTER DUPUYTREN SURGERY AND CAN NOT WORK.   WHAT ARE SOME THINGS I CAN DO?

I AM TRYING TO GO ON LONG TERM DISABILITY

Greetings,

How long ago was your surgery?  Is this your 1st surgery, 2nd or 3rd?  Why are you not able to work?  Is it because of pain, limited finger movement, numbness?

What is the current condition of your hand contracture?    Many people have hand surgery only to find that it does very little to improve their problem and often makes matters worse.  Is that what happened to you? 

I will have a better idea how to reply to you once I understand more about what is happening with you.   TRH

12 thoughts on “What can I do for the pain after Dupuytren surgery and cannot work?

  1. ken skelton says:

    it has been almost 7 weeks since I had surgery for dupuytrens contracture and I still have almost constant throbbing pain in my hand. I have a lot of scar tissue and that seems to be the cause and also I still have swelling of all my fingers. will these things eventually go away or am I going have this problem for well into the future?

  2. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings Ken,

    Sorry to hear of your continuing problem with Dupuytren’s contracture after your hand surgery. After almost two months post-surgery I believe your description indicates a problem. Have you spoken to the surgeon who did your DC surgery? If not, please do so. If you have and you have not received satisfaction, I suggest getting a second opinion from someone about your Dupuytren’s contracture as far outside your immediate area as you can, and that you do it as soon as possible. TRH

  3. Judy says:

    I am going on 10 months and still have a lot of stiffness and tinkling in my small finger after Dupuytren’s contracture surgery. Will my hand improve or is this permanent?

    Thank you

  4. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings Judy,

    I hope you have already talked to the doctor who did your Dupuytren’s contracture surgery to ask him this question. If not, please do so.

    Some hand surgeries take a long time for all the numbness and tingling to stop; damage done to delicate nerve tissue during surgery does not heal quickly. Otherwise, it also happens that numbness and tingling can be permanent. I hope the doctor who is taking care of your Dupuytren’s contracture explained all of this before you had the hand surgery. TRH

  5. Cedre says:

    My younger brother is going to have surgery for Dupuytrens Contracture I am sure it is genetic. My questions is do alcohol and smoking factor into healing?

  6. Dr. Herazy says:

    Greetings Cedre,

    Yes, alcohol and smoking have an affect on the ability of the body to heal not only hand surgery, but also the actual healing of the Dupuytren’s contracture itself. An undetermined percent of cases of Dupuytren’s contracture will simply self-heal.

    Many people have Dupuytren’s contracture that starts, only to eventually disappear as the body heals and eliminates the palm nodule. This is the basis for the concept that Alt Med can be used to help people eliminate their DC. This is why we receive 8-10 reports of success and positive results from our followers who follow our directions to aggressively use Alt Med, for every one report of failure or lack of positive results.

    It is logical to think that the longer and more alcohol and nicotine consumption involved, the more adverse would be the impact. The body works best when it is not burdened with toxic chemicals. TRH

  7. TOM says:

    I HAD DUPUYTREN’S SURGERY LEFT HAND 10 YEAR AGO NOW THE RIGHT HAND IS LOCKED
    WITH SAME KIND OF DUPUYTREN’S PROBLEM. THE POST OP PAIN WAS OFF THE SCALE. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

  8. 88TRH88 says:

    Greetings Tom

    Yes, the aftermath of dealing with post-op Dupuytren’s contracture surgery pain and many other complications can be a nightmare. Doctors tend to downplay the amount of pain, and the scope and duration of complications (some never leave).

    You ask for suggestions: I can tell you that many people over the years have contacted me because they would not risk going through another Dupuytren’s contracture surgery. I always suggest that a person do the same thing if you want to avoid another hand surgery. Determine the largest DCI treatment plan you can afford to aggressively follow for 3-4 months to give your body the best chance possible to correct the Dupuytren’s contracture. We find that we receive 8-10 reports of mild to moderate treatment success over Dupuytren’s contracture, for every one report of failure. Those are good results.

    Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you avoid more surgery. TRH

  9. Dr. Herazy says:

    Greetings John,

    You will have to help me here. Do you want information about natural Dupuytren’s contracture treatment, or with help for a worsening problem after your hand surgery? TRH

  10. Arlene Baker says:

    well I had pretty serious surgery for dupuytren’s contracture on my little finger plus I had carpal tunnel surgery at the same time. It has been 8 weeks and hand still hurts and is pretty stiff. I hope to god that pain goes away or I would NEVER recommend having it done. Plus I did 8 weeks of therapy on it.

  11. Dr. Herazy says:

    Greetings Arlene,

    Sorry to learn of the bad outcome to your Dupuytren’s contracture hand surgery. Pain that continues a full two months after hand surgery, after doing therapy for all that time, is not acceptable. There are a few things you can do.

    Many people find that using the DCI medium plan, plus our Quell EPA/DHA, reduces and eliminates their post-surgical pain. Even cases were the hand pain continued for a year or more. You should also try doing the series of gentle hand stretches that are found at the bottom of the DCI home page. If you have questions, please let me know.

    Good luck with your hand. TRH

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