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Connection between tendinitis and Dupuytren's?
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06/09/20 21:53
Katbel 
06/09/20 21:53
Katbel 

Re: Connection between tendinitis and Dupuytren's?

spanishbuddha:
In the case of tendonitis my experience is that rest, ice, and some flex exercises (to keep tendons moving and stretched) will help, and eventually low heat. But with hands and wrist this can take months since your hands are in constant every day use. I have rehabilitated my own tendonitis injuries many times and so far never had a cortisone shot along the way. Be patient but keep at it.

Hi again spanishbuddha!

cryptkeeper: very sorry for your injuries !

Definitely injured arm /wrist /hand play a role on Dupuytren: mine it's all about every injuries I had ..
In my case , when last year a new nodule appeared, sic, because of an injury at my wrist and arm tendons- DRUJ-Disruption Radio Ulnar joint- I learn first hand(!!) that ice was making things worse .

My hand physio taught me to use 3 min warm bath followed by 1 min cold bath - for 15 minutes
Then after all the manipulations, and IMS on my arm, to use warm pads at home.

The first time I forgot about using the warm and used the cold pad : ohhhh what a pain!
Warm helps to relax the tendon that has been manipulated and had IMS, ice makes the opposite and contracts it.

When there is inflammation then the ice is a godsend.
Probably your body will tell what is right and what is wrong.
Wish you all well

07/03/20 09:44
Robertmiller12 
07/03/20 09:44
Robertmiller12 

Re: Connection between tendinitis and Dupuytren's?

switcombe:
At approximately the same time that my Dupuyten’s appeared (3 years ago), I also came down with a severe case of tendinitis in my forearms just above my wrists on the palm side of my arms. It was so bad that I could no longer wring a washcloth, play the piano, or drive, among other limitations. The doctor assumed that it was a repetitive stress injury due to my excessive piano playing (4+ hours/day). Then, after my radiation treatments, the tendinitis greatly improved to the point that I thought it was history. However, in the last few weeks it has again returned to limit my activities. At the same time, I’ve also noticed that my Dupuytren’s has also become more active – a new nodule and some itching.

I’m wondering if anyone else has had a similar connection between tendinitis and Dupuytren's. And I’m also wondering if maybe I don’t really have tendinitis; but rather, it is just another symptom of Dupuytren's. Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Sharon

Hi Sharon,
I think you confused with tendinitis and Dupuytren's. Here are some infomation, If you have de Quervain's you might notice:
*Pain in the back of your thumb, directly over the two tendons.
* Swelling and pain at thumb base
*Pain and Swelling on the side of your wrist
*A “catching” or “snapping” sensation feeling when you move your thumb.
* Difficulty moving your thumb and wrist when you're doing something that involves pinching or grasping
*A "sticking" or "stop-and-go" sensation in your thumb when moving it.
*A squeaking sound as the tendons move within the swollen sheaths.

#And also here are some of the most common signs that you have Dupuytren’s and it may be progressing :
*Lumps and pits start to form in the palm. The lumps may be sensitive to the skin's touch and feel attached.
*Thick cords may grow from the palms to the fingers and expand. The last two fingers (ring and pinky fingers) are most commonly affected.
Both hands may be affected, but one is usually worse than the other.
*Over time it may become difficult to lay your hand down flat.
*Although the contraction isn’t painful, it can become increasingly difficult to use your hand. It can become harder to shake hands, wear gloves and even wash your hands.
*Straightening your fingers may become impossible, and stretching or splinting your fingers won't help and may make the condition worse.

I hope this information will help you easily find tendinitis and Dupuytren's.

07/12/20 11:03
cryptkeeper113 
07/12/20 11:03
cryptkeeper113 
Re: Connection between tendinitis and Dupuytren's?

This site has been a God send. It is so nice getting useful information. There seems to be only one doctor in my area and one surgeon that handles DD. I read all your comments and realize there are other therapies available outside this area once we get through our current pandemic crises. Since surgery is the only recommended option here for DD when it gets to 20% it’s nice to here other less invasive options. I have 3 fingers on both hands that are involved. The pinkies on both hands are pretty useless, but some days are better than others. I’m still figuring out ways to accomplish most tasks. The teller at the bank has to shift the money all the way through for me anymore, things like that, but most people are really accommodating when they realize your hand isn’t going to bend. Actually it can be kind of comical.

I am not making light of the situation, I hope I don’t offend anyone. Thank you for your suggestions and answers.

07/12/20 11:47
wach 

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07/12/20 11:47
wach 

Administrator

Re: Connection between tendinitis and Dupuytren's?

"Since surgery is the only recommended option here for DD when it gets to 20% " - this might be misleading: surgery is usually not recommended if the contracture is less than 20 degree. That does not mean that surgery is the only option when the contracture reaches 20 degree. Less invasive treatments like needle fasciotomy (NA) or collagenase injection (Xiaflex) are also usually only recommended when the contracture is bigger than 20 degree and can be help for much bigger contractures. For example, a 45 or even 90 degree contracture may well be suitable for NA, see e.g. the examples at the bottom of https://www.dupuytren-online.info/needle_aponeurotomy.html .

Wolfgang

Edited 07/12/20 11:49

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