This is often a hereditary condition that can progress over many years, whereby the finger/s curl into a bent position and are unable to be straightened. It can vary in severity but can cause significant functional limitations as finger/s become contracted.
Dupuytren’s contracture is initially characterised by firm lumps/nodules/cords within the palm of the hand that can progressively worsen to cause your finger/s to be bend in towards the palm. Often when this condition progresses, surgery is required and hand therapy is imperative to ensure you regain full use of your hand post-operatively.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or you are having surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture, book an appointment.