Dupuytren's contracture is a thickening of tendons in the fingers, causing one or more bumps in the hand and bending of the fingers. It affects the ability to use the fingers involved, because they can not straighten completely. If allowed to progress and worsen, it can get so extreme, that the fingers become so bent that they become almost useless.
Figure is from https://www.webmd.com/arthriti...
Can you see how thickening of the tendons shorten them, causing the finger to bend?
This can be reversed naturally with stretching and self massaging several times a day.
Chiropractic can help by adjusting the fingers, which improves their range of motion.
Our chiropractors are Graston trained specialists. Graston therapy breaks up adhesions, including those involved with Dupuytren's contracture.
If you heat the palm affected, stretch, self massage and if needed, briefly ice (less than a minute) if the self treatment causes the tissues to inflame. Remember, a little bit of inflammation is good, as it is part of the healing process.
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Drummond Chiropractic, LLC
Chiropractic Hand Specialists
565 N Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 336 - 2423