Can anyone tell me if they have/had any "play" in their contractures. Although I cannot move my fingers past a certain point myself, others can move them for me. Has anyone else experienced this? My primary is sending me to a doc who specializes in dups because currently, he and I are both more confused than we were to start with. thanks for any help you can give.
Flojo, that's exactly what I'm wondering about; this doc I've been seeing told me that if it was dups he wouldn't be able to move my fingers. I can't move them, but others can, easily up to a point, and then they would have to really pull. (By the way, I am seeing a specialist is Boston, Ma is 2 weeks). It didn't seem to me that the chords could just appear fully formed and solid as steel. I guess that's what I'm looking for, HOW do they appear and develop? Articles I've read don't seem clear enough. thanks yet again.
I know when I developed my cord it went straight up and down through the nodule. The cord started out quite small and quickly progressed (2-3 month period) from my middle finger to my palm. It became more prominent, hard and large as it started to draw my middle finger down. I had more noticable puckering at the base of my middle finger, a tightening and lack of flexability.
Since the RT in the fall I have regained most of the use of my hand back. I still can't tightly grasp something like a pizza box or screwdriver. Other than that I am really pleased with the RT. You can't even see the nodule or cord anymore. It feels great, no more pain and it seems to have stopped the progression. YEAH!! Only side effect is a little dry skin.