Symptoms of Dupuytren’s ContractureThese symptoms could indicate that you are suffering from Dupuytren’s Contracture
Dupuytren’s Contracture Symptoms
What are the symptoms of Dupuytren’s Contracture?
If you are suffering from pain or discomfort in your hands you should visit your GP. They will look to see if you have any lumps of tissue in your hands (nodules), check if the skin on your hands has thickened, and will naturally look to see if any of your fingers are bent and difficult to straighten. They will most likely test your grip, your ability to pinch, and check the feeling in your hand and fingers.
They may also perform a table-top test, where the patient puts their hand flat on a table to see how far it can be extended. If you show any signs of Dupuytren Disease your doctor will want to know about your family history and your work history. The condition is often caused by a faulty gene that can be passed through families, but in other cases it can be brought on as a result of diabetes, heavy smoking or drinking, or prolonged or repeated use of vibrating machinery and equipment.
The condition affects everyone differently so the doctor will talk to you about any particular symptoms, or any specific problems that it may be causing you. Depending on the outcome you may be sent to a hand specialist for surgery, or in less severe cases it is sometimes likely that the condition will not deteriorate and so no treatment will be given.
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Paul Newman, Frank Sinatra, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, David Gower, Graham Gooch, Bill Nighy, and even the author J.M. Barrie have all suffered from the condition over the years. It is rumoured that J.M. Barrie, author of the legendary Peter Pan, used his own...