Which home ultrasound unit do you recommend for treating Dupuytren’s contracture?
First, I do not recommend that a person uses any one single treatment method against a problem so difficult and stubborn as Dupuytren’s contracture. Using just vitamin E, or just doing hand stretching, or just DMSO applications, or taking just acetyl-L-carnitine, is not going to help recovery very much, if at all. The same with ultrasound therapy. The palm lumps and cords that develop with Dupuytrens are not going to change if you try a single therapy approach.
Secondly, it is my experience after working with people from around the world since 2002 that complete or partial recovery from Dupuytren’s is possible when following an aggressive treatment plan consisting of a wide and diverse range of different therapy approaches, as outlined on the DCI website. Following this kind of approach for a few months works well in a surprisingly high percent of cases.
Lastly, the ultrasound unit that was added to the DCI lineup of treatment methods in November of 2012 is the 3MHz ultrasound machine made by Bellaire Industry, model HS-3040. It is a great little unit; it is the only portable 3MHz machine that is made with a stainless steel sound head; on top of that it is the only portable 3MHz machine that has received FDA approval as a medical device. Go here to get details about this 3MHz ultrasound machine.
Some people make the mistake of trying to use the more popular and more common 1MHz size ultrasound machine but these machines do not put the therapeutic effect of the sound waves where they are needed in Dupuytren’s contracture. It is necessary to use a 3MHz unit to assure the ultrasound effect is placed toward the surface where the problem of DC is located. TRH