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04/28/04 02:21
mari

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04/28/04 02:21
mari

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Irish, female

okay I am reading about this and I have it even though I am not male. I think my dad may have had it. I had one bump back in December that is when I first noticed it at the base of my right hand ring finger and then by mid march I found another one at the base of my middle finger. It hurts if I use a manual transmission vechicle and have to shift a lot, or if I bang the palm on something, otherwise I have no pain. But it feels wierd!

04/30/04 02:08
coll2068

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04/30/04 02:08
coll2068

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Newbie too

I also was diagnosed with D.Disease. My doctor found it - I had no idea. But, at that time I was using the computer and typing for very long stretches - 4-5 hours or more.

Since I cut back, I haven't had and symptoms. Only came to this site by accident - looing for something else.

I visit doctor soon and will try to remember to ask about it

05/01/04 02:41
Patty

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05/01/04 02:41
Patty

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Newbe

You two, need to read more and more about this disease. It is not caused by strain or computer use. I have found things will make it worse, by things you do...for a time. If you stress the hand. But, all in all, in the end.. it is an inherited disease , from the Dna. It is not caused by what you do. However, I do think, that what you do, can bring it out to life . Re: I had trigger finger 3 times. The last time, I let it go for over a year, until it was really bad. After that, I was left with Dups. I had it in my genes, and , I really think, it would come out anyway, at some time, but, this brought it out. More people need to know, this is not something that you can Control. It is in your DNA and will most likely show up in middle age. I follow the pattern of being a Scot. The Vikings, were all over the world. The most important thing is, we live in a time, where we have the wonderful opportunity, of having a few doctors , that know how to deal with this, without surgery. Surgery on this disease is butcherous. It is somthing, you never want to start. The alternitives, are so much better. I hope you read, and learn. We are all in this, together. You are not alone. Check out the alternative at www.handcenter.org . When I get worse, that is where I am going.
Patty

05/02/04 02:51
Sean 
05/02/04 02:51
Sean 
Surgery

Patty,
Surgery for Dupuytren's isn't necessarily "butcherous", whatever that means. My surgery couldn't have had better results. I went from 85 degrees contracture to 0 degrees and very little pain. You can't tell that I have had the surgery unless you use a magnifying glass. Finger is as good as it was prior to DC.

I also remember reading on this forum about a month ago that a person knew 7 friends that had "perfect" results from surgery. There are thousands around the world having surgery for DC, yet their are only a very few on this forum that have complaints. Sorry that you had such poor results.

05/02/04 02:23
George Barbarow

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05/02/04 02:23
George Barbarow

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The old way !

I'll take NA every time !

See photo http://www.eatonhand.com/img/13313.htm

05/02/04 02:57
Patty

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05/02/04 02:57
Patty

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Surgery

I have not had the surgery, and I never intend to. The problem with that is, you will have to , most certianly, have to go back in a few years for another one. Each time you do, there will be more, and more scar tissue. Then, from what my hand surgeon says, there will be skin grafts, and then, there will be no more surgeries....left with what? I know, as I have had several back surgeries. The last time I had an MRI, the scar tissue was unreal. THEN, THAT BECOMES ONE OF YOUR MAJOR PROBLEMS. It is no different with the hands. Some people luck out, but most don't, and the surgery , Any Surgery, leaves scar tissue that builds up, and causes a propblem. DD is not a disease that goes away, and it does not go away with surgery. Surgery is a stop gap. A time stopper for a bit. People are looking for WHY, HOW, AND WHAT TO DO....it is a disease. It is caused by DNA...I hope they really learn more about it, and how to treat it, but, at this point, it is really unheard of in the outside world. We need to make it HEARD OF... if we want to cure it.

05/03/04 02:06
Patty

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05/03/04 02:06
Patty

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George

I am with you George... If I finally have to do anything, it will not be cutting, it will be needle. By the way, I loved your pictures, and, that is what I will do when the time comes. I called them, and the wait is not all that long. They do say, they will not take you until you can't flatten your hand on the table. I have had enough of cutting and scar tissue for a lifetime. And, three trigger finger operations, and back surgeries... I am either going to Florida, or France, and have a nice vacation to boot.

05/06/04 02:40
tammy

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05/06/04 02:40
tammy

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new to dupuytren~sq~s & not sure what happens next

Mary, I am also in the usual catagory. I'm only 26 and just found out today that I have this "disease". I don't feel like there's anything wrong. A few little tinges in my hand and forearm, but that's about it. Plus I'm right handed and it's in my left hand. I don't anyone in my immediate family who has the disease. What happens next? Did you have to have surgery and how long did it take to get to a severe state? My Dr. says I shouldn't worry about it for at least 6 months. That's my next appt. Does this sound right?

05/07/04 02:15
miriam 
05/07/04 02:15
miriam 
to tammy

Tammy
I sure hope yo keep reading the posts on this site and learn that SURGERY is N O T the way to go!

I just returned from Dr Eaton's office in FL where he did BOTH my hands with his NA (read NEEDLE) procedure.

I could IMMEDIATELY put my hand perfectly FLAT after the one procedure and then was able to do this again with the other hand also after a few days....

I will KEEP ON GOING TO FL even if they come up with a doctor who does this procedure here in WA. Dr Eaton is THE BEST !!!!
I can send u pix if you email me directly
thaks and good luck.

05/07/04 02:58
B-Eddie

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05/07/04 02:58
B-Eddie

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Come on people !

I have no problem whatsoever to accept that dr Eaton performs a wonderful job at NA.
As a handsurgeon, he has the perfect knowledge of hand anatomy to perform NA.
But, is it really necessary to promote him to sainthood ? I am quite sure he himself doesn't look upon himself as one.
Saying he is the best ? The best of how many ? Of one ?
How can one compare doctors ? ( Except for their bill :) )

@Tammy
Your doctor may be quite correct.
Don't worry about it for the next 6 months.
Maybe you won't even have to worry about it for 6 years or even for 60 years.
It is not because you have the early signs of the disease, that at some time you will really have practical problems.
The disease my stay dormant for who knows how many years.
But like Miriam said, it doesn't do much harm to come back to this site once in a while, and...... think twice before you have surgery.
Something in your lines surprises me though ....
You say you have tinges in your hand and forearm. I am not medically trained, but I am not sure these are indicators for Dupuytren. You don't have any bumps in your hand ? The doctor considered CTS ?

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