Hello and thank you for your help!
Two years ago a doctor told me that the lump in my hand was probably a ganglion cyst but I was on my way overseas for work and never got a proper diagnoses. In the last 3 months I have noticed that there is a tightening of my palm closer to the last 2 fingers on my left hand (the original lump was below my middle finger) and it looks a lot like the last picture in the second row of pictures on your site.
I am 54 years old and work all over the world and only get back to the US once or twice a year. Do you have a store in Arlington Heights where I can go to buy your products? My brother lives in Chicago area and I will be visiting there soon. Also if I come to your store/office can I get an appointment to see you (always like to see doctors my father was a pathologist in Illinois). Most important is knowing what treatment would be best. I play guitar and do not want this to stop me from playing. Presently I have no pain and other than the lumps not much loss of movement. I do not want this to get worse.
If I buy a treatment it will have to be enough for at least 6 months as I will probably not be back in the US for at least that long.
There is some question I have about what is actually going on with you that concerns me, so we really need to address this first.
It is not possible to adequately diagnose this kind of problem by viewing and comparing pictures of actual cases of Dupuytren contracture. Since you have said you were diagnosed with a ganglion cyst – and not Dupuytren – I have will to go with that diagnosis at this time until proven otherwise. You might be correct that you actually have Dupuytren’s contracture, but you could be just as easily wrong, too. It is far too important to your health and the condition of your hand to be guessing with what is going on with you. As you describe your current situation, I believe some or all of your symptoms could be coming from a ganglion cyst. Even if you are a busy globetrotter you should make time to find the opportunity for a quality second opinion about your hand.
The best treatment is the most aggressive and broadest based therapy plan you can sustain for at least 2-3 months, following the guidelines as you see set on this website.
Once you have definitely confirmed that you have Dupuytren’s contracture you can easily order whatever you need from the DCI website store front to be shipped wherever you are in the world. We have shipped internationally 20 times a week since 2002.
Please get a formal diagnosis for your hand problem and get back with me when you do. TRH