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01/04/17 14:50
Laila 
01/04/17 14:50
Laila 
Massage?

Hi,

what are your thoughts / experiences with massaging the area subject to Dupuytrens contracture?

I`ve heard that this could provocate so that the tissue contracts even more??

Laila
occupational therapist, Norway

01/04/17 15:46
wach 

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01/04/17 15:46
wach 

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Re: Massage?

Hi Laila, welcome to our forum!

Stretching of the contracture might possible aggravate the disease but pressure massage has been reported by several patients as useful to make the tissue softer and reduce nodule size http://www.dupuytren-online.info/dupuytr...s_research.html (you have to scroll to the bottom of that page to get to "massaging"). A few similar comments popped up in our recent survey of patients http://www.dupuytren-online.info/patient_survey.html. This is all anecdotal evidence, not more and not less. I think it is always worth a try. To see results you have to be persistent and probably massage daily over several months.

Wolfgang

01/04/17 17:42
spanishbuddha 

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01/04/17 17:42
spanishbuddha 

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Re: Massage?

Patients of Stephen Jeffries have reported good results on this board. Helpful for very early symptoms. But as Wolfgang says this is anecdotally. As an OT you could get in touch http://www.ealingmassagetherapy.co.uk/Du...-s-Massage.html

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