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07/02/03 02:32
IAN HUNTER

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07/02/03 02:32
IAN HUNTER

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Shoulder Pain

I should think, from first principles of anatomy and where the affected tendons are anchored, that it is rather unlikely that shoulder pain is a direct effect of DC.

07/03/03 02:32
Fred Blair

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07/03/03 02:32
Fred Blair

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Dupuytren~sq~s & Shoulder Pain

I have had the nodules in my hand for 2-3 years. Before that I had frozen shoulder. The pain in the shoulder was so intense that I could not sleep at night.

The pain would run from under the shoulder blade, across the shoulder and create a numbing pain down my arm to my thumb. I got to the point where I could not lift a 2 pound weight.

Therapy provided little relief. I finally had surgery. The doctor removed what he called scar tissue that was the diameter of his little finger and the consistency of leather. That was 5 years ago and I have not had any more problems with my shoulder.

07/17/03 02:26
Susan 
07/17/03 02:26
Susan 
Ow! My shoulder!

It's reassuring to meet you all. I hope for all our sakes that relief comes soon. I have been newly diagnosed with D with an icky lump in my hand and tightness to my elbow. But I've had a dull pain behind my shoulder blade for years, and now it all seems to make sense. Has anyone heard of a NA treatment for the shoulder too? I have decided to avoid the surgery at all costs. Thanks for sharing, Susan

07/29/03 02:41
Jackie

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07/29/03 02:41
Jackie

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Frozen shoulder and DC

I am a 47 year old female and I have recently been diagnosed with DC. What a shock - it just started as an annoying lump that interfered with holding things - gardening tools, etc. I have a frozen shoulder that is now 12 months into its course and improving, but the same arm as the DC. My doctor thinks there is no link. I had gall bladder disease many years ago (cholecystitis) caused by cholesterol & the 'pill'(I was 21). The frozen shoulder pain is not in the back - it was down the bicep (starting with bicep tendonitis) BUT the gall bladder pain was in the back, under the shoulder, radiating around to the front.

Jackie

08/03/03 02:03
Ken

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08/03/03 02:03
Ken

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Frozen shoulder

I injured my shoulder 6 months ago skiing. Made the mistake of not getting immediate physical therapy. After 2 months, I was in more pain then the day of the accident. Physical Therapy in month 3 and month 4 helped, but only returned about 25% of lost motion. Have seen Ortho, and he recommends operation where the tissue is physically torn while I am "under". More physical therapy does not seem to be the answer. They pushed me to tears every time I went in. Is there another option other than surgery? Is collagen only available in clinical trials for frozen shoulder?

08/28/03 02:55
Steve

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08/28/03 02:55
Steve

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Dupuytren~sq~s/frozen shoulder --- seeking info on surgery success

I'm 52 and have had palmar DC for a number of years with only minor problems. I recently developed frozen shoulder and have had little relief using physical therapy. Several physicians have recommended shoulder surgery, but I am reluctant to be cut on as I fear that the shoulder condition might soon return (as I have read about following hand surguries for DC).

Looking for any information, positive or negative, on experiences with shoulder surgery for people with DC.

Any comments will be a great help in determining my course of action.

Thanks ---- Steve

09/02/03 02:02
Bob

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09/02/03 02:02
Bob

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Shoulder pain

I've had mild DC for several years. A few years ago I mysteriously developed severe pain in my shoulder. The pain was so intense I thought I might pass out a couple times. Pain pills were useless, including narcotics. Doctors took x-rays but could find nothing wrong. I had to sleep sitting up, if I could sleep. This went on for weeks with little improvement.

Then one day I remembered an old remedy for pain ... the heating pad. After a couple days heating pad therapy, the pain left as quickly and mysteriously as it came, and never returned. Maybe this had something to do with Dupytrens, and maybe it didn't.

09/21/03 02:07
richgrady

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09/21/03 02:07
richgrady

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richgrady

i have advanced d.p. in both hands and recently have pain in both shoulders ,not bad but annoying will this pain progress as time goes by. i cannot afford surgery at this time ,any prognosis will help.thank you ..rich grady

09/22/03 02:24
warner

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09/22/03 02:24
warner

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Shoulders

In the mid ninties I tore a rotator cuff. At the time I was very involved in theater working mostly as a fly-master. [For those who don't know, this is the person in charge of the crew who moves sets vertically on the stage. It involves a very good grip, strong shoulders, and a lot of activity - as it is all brute muscle.]

At about the same time I developed very bad Dupuytrens in my left hand which required surgery on two fingers as well as Carpal Tunnel in the same hand which also required surgery.

Could the bad grip and weak wrist caused shoulder problems? Quite possibly in the opinion of my surgeon and my neurologist. However neither implied and direct connection.

Since then I have been a lot more careful about that type of physical activity when my grip is weak, and have developed no further problems.

09/22/03 02:22
Sean 
09/22/03 02:22
Sean 
DC

Warner,
What type of surgery did you have and how did it turn out? My surgery was about two years ago and so far it has been fine. I have used the finger extensively in difficult work and it has held up without problems. Some people, as with any surgery, have had problems that surgery hasn't corrected.
Sean

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