A slow, progressive deformity that can affect one or both hands. It typically results in a claw-like contracting of the hand with the pinky and ring finger curled into the palm. Dupuytren’s Contracture is caused by thickening and stiffening of the tissue underneath the skin in the palm of the hand.
Potential treatments include: Proven, effective alternatives to more invasive needle aponeurotomy, collagenase injection, and/or surgical resection and fasciectomy would be: Class IV Laser applied to target tissues for restoration of mobility and flexibility of restricted tissue and for pain relief. Manual exercise combined with vibration electric stimulation (Hivamat 200).