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Knuckle pads and Dupes
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07/17/02 02:58
Sean

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07/17/02 02:58
Sean

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Knuckle pads and Dupes

I have had Dupes for about 3 years on one hand. I just turned 40 and I had it surgically removed about 4 months ago. I have had what it seems like every doc calls different but the best is "knuckle pads". It has been called fibroma also. It is fibrous tissue like Dupes. The main finger knuckles on 6 fingers have lumps that used to cause major pain and stiffness, now just a little stiffness. Pain with a tight fist. 4 have been surgically removed(about 10 years ago)and they would keep coming back. Then I would get cortisone shots to shrink them and they would just come back.I gave up. Does anyone else have these pads and could they be related to Dupes? I do have some pain from just below the finger nail to that lumpy knuckle when making a fist.Also therapy seems to be coming very slow.

07/18/02 02:02
Kristen 
07/18/02 02:02
Kristen 
Knuckle pads

I had knuckle pads in 3 fingers in my mid-thirties, a full decade before I got full blown DC in both hands. No one knew what they were. Your description of them being painful and stiff matches my experience. I had them treated with cortisone shots very successfully though one is still very visible. Can't say for sure that it's related to DC, but certainly seems so. X-rays at the time showed no sign of arthritis, so the whole thing left 2 doctors scratching their heads and writing prescriptions for anti-inflammatory drugs which proved useless. Regards, Kristen

07/18/02 02:08
Perry Burnand

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07/18/02 02:08
Perry Burnand

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Knuckle pads

I have had knuckle pads removed from 6 fingers. Also DC in palm and bottoms of both feet. My Dr. feels they are all the same type of growth. Cortisone never seemed to help much. The knuckle pads were painfull for me. Making a fist or bumping them more so. The ones I let go the longest just kept getting bigger and after having them removed stiffness and pain. The last knuckle pad I had removed was right after it first appeared. I made sure I exercised the finger right away to the point of popping a stitch. I have the most mobility with this finger. None of my knuckle pads have grown back. The ones on my feet have grown back.Big problems with the feet.Waited to long. Wish I would have had surgery right away. I will never wait again. The smaller it is to remove, the less problems. Just one point of view. We all have a differences with this disease. Hope this helps with your decisions. I am a 51 year old male with DC problems for 20 years. I think its been 12 different sugeries. Lost track. Good luck to all with this foul disease. Perry

08/08/02 02:56
Ed

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08/08/02 02:56
Ed

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~dq~Knuckle Pads~dq~

I have had "knuckle pads" for about 2 years post trauma to my wrist. Dr's told me it was authritis. I now know different as I have devleoped DC in my hand. Knuckles hurt like crazy when I hit them... can't really make a fist w/o pain. I plan on visiting Dr. Hentz in september to see what he can do for me, if anything. I'll keep you all posted.

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