jazb:Well I was just diagnosed this morning. Good times!! I have an early stage it seems. One nodule in my left hand that’s been there for about a year. I am male and about to be 44. It seems that when I started cycling a lot more last year the nodule developed which initially I thought was a callus. Didn’t go away over the winter so knew there was a problem.
I’m in Ontario, Canada and it seems that in this province the standard is to be referred to a plastic surgeon who provides treatment.
My GP says they can just inject the nodule with a drug that dissolves the nodule (I assume she was taking about Xiaflex), but after much reading seems like that not the treatment for nodules.
Anyone else in Ontario that had experience with treatment?
I had two steroid injetions 6 weeks apart,seems to have stopped growth and shrunk the small nodule. My advice..find an expert in the field,travel if need be. Dr. Pess in N.J. is fantastic. Wear gloves while biking etc. Have night splints made by a C.H.T.
Thanks for the reply BRAINB! Do you happen to know what steroid was used?