Dupuytren disease is the abnormal thickening of the tissues under your skin of your palm. This disease is also known as Dupuytren Contracture. This abnormality starts in the palm and passes through the fingers.
Here at Sheffield Physiotherapy we can help relieve and monitor the symptoms of this disease. Call to book an appointment with a qualified physiotherapist today.
With Dupuytrens Disease, lumps often develop and is the main cause of the fingers bending into palm. Until now there is no concrete data on what causes this disease, perhaps it is associated with certain biochemical factors in the palmar fascia. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for Dupuytrens. Physiotherapy can help slow down its progression and help after surgery to restore lost mobility.
Surgery is often the suggested management this can help regain the function by physically releasing the contracture. After the surgery there is often the need for quite intensive physiotherapy to loosen and stretch the tissues of the palm in order to get the best possible outcome from the operation.