Are you or someone you love suffering from Dupuytren’s Contracture and associated symptoms? At Universal Sound Therapy we deal with all sorts of issues including Dupuytren’s Contracture with our sound therapies.
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Our Dupuytren’s Contracture sound therapy CD’s help by:
- Decrease or minimize occurrence of inability to lay hand flat on a table and pits or grooves in the skin compressed by the contracted finger
- Has the correct frequencies to help your body retune itself
- Aligns and opens your Chakra system
- Opens and cleans up your meridians
- Helps your body heal itself
Short Description of Dupuytren’s Contracture
Dupuytren’s contracture is a painless deformity of the hand wherein one or more fingers are bent toward the palm and cannot be fully straightened. The condition results from a thickening and scarring of connective tissue beneath the skin in the palm of the hand and in the fingers.
Symptoms of Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Not being able to lay your hand flat on a table, palm down (called the tabletop test)
- One or more small, tender lumps (nodules) in the palm. Over time, the tenderness usually goes away.
- The nodules may thicken and contract or tighten. This can cause thick bands of tissue under the skin in the palm of the hand.
- Pits or grooves in the skin compressed by the contracted finger. These areas can become very sore and can lead to skin loss if they don’t heal properly.
- Fingers are pulled forward
- Your hand is not able to work as well
About Dupuytren’s Contracture
Dupuytren’s contracture is a kind of hand deformity that usually develops over time. The disease affects a layer of connective tissue that lies under the skin of the palm. Knots of skin eventually form beneath it resulting in a thick cord that can pull one or more fingers into a bent position. The fingers that are affected cannot be straightened completely and can complicate everyday activities like placing hands in the pockets, putting gloves on or even shaking hands. Dupuytren’s contracture mainly affects the two fingers that are farthest from the thumb and happens mostly to older men of Northern European ancestry. The fascia of the hand is a layer of tissue that serves to anchor and stabilize the skin on the palm side of the hand. If there is no fascia, the skin on the palm would be as loose and moveable as the skin found on the back of the hand. In patients affected with the disease, the palmar fascia slowly begins to thicken and then lighten. More often than not, the palmar disease is first detected when lumps of tissue or nodules form under the skin. This is followed by the presence of pitting on the surface of the palm as the diseased tissue pulls on the overlying skin.
As Dupuytren’s contracture progresses, bands of fascia in the palm begin to develop into thick cords that can tether one or more fingers of the thumb into a bent position. This is what is called Dupuytren’s Contracture. While the cords in the palms may appear like tendons, the tendons themselves are not involved in the disease. In lots of cases, Dupuytren’s contracture progresses very slowly, mostly over a period of years and might remain mild so that no treatment is needed. However, in moderate to severe cases, the palmar disease makes it challenging to straighten the affected digits. If this occurs, treatment may be needed in order to lessen the contracture and improve motion in the affected fingers. Usually, when the contracture becomes worse, the involvement of the fascia becomes more severe and treatment may not result in full reversal of the palmar disease.
Etiology of Dupuytren’s Contracture
Medical health experts do not really know what causes Dupuytren’s contracture. There is no indication that it is caused by occupations that involve vibrations of the hands or hand injuries. There are however, risk factors to getting the disease.
- Age –The condition most often occurs in men over 50 years of age.
- Sex – Men are more likely to develop it and tend to have more severe contractures compared to women.
- Ancestry – People of northern European ancestry are at higher risk of developing it.
- Family History – The condition runs in families.
- Tobacco and alcohol usage – Smoking is associated with an increased risk of developing the disease due to the microscopic changes within blood vessels due to smoking.
- Diabetes – People diagnosed with diabetes are reported to have an increased risk of developing Dupuytren’s contracture.
- Diagnosis of Dupuytren’s Contracture
The doctor will take a general history of your health and record symptoms you report. Since the disease runs in families, the doctor may ask if there are any relatives suffering from the same condition. A careful hand exam will be done where he or she will:
- Record the location of nodules and cords on your palm.
- Measure the range of motion of your fingers and thumb.
- Test the feeling in your fingers and thumb.
- In some cases, document the appearance of your hand with clinical photographs.
The disease may make it very difficult for the patient to perform certain functions using your hand. Since the thumb and index fingers are not usually affected, a lot of people do not have much trouble performing fine motor functions like writing. However, as the disease progresses, it ultimately will limit your ability to open your hand, hold large objects, or navigate your hand into narrow places. For contractures that have become really bothersome, there are surgical and non-surgical options available. The most appropriate method is discussed based on the stage, pattern and number of joints involved. The objective of treatment is to improve finger motion and function of the patient. Full correction of fingers may not always happen and even with treatment, the disease may not be completely curable. The nodules can potentially come back but at a different location. Prior to treatment it is important that goals and possible risks have been discussed with the patient in full. It is important the patient understands both short and long term expectations.