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tennis, golf and dc
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10/14/02 02:01
patti

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10/14/02 02:01
patti

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tennis, golf and dc

Do you think that tennis can aggravate dupuytren's - after surgery? How about golf?

10/15/02 02:02
JERRY 
10/15/02 02:02
JERRY 
Games people play

How recent was your surgery and are you able to flex your hand to a fully closed position? If so, that's remarkable.

I would suggest you try playing tennis with a weight lifting glove: padded palm and open finger tips. The padding should absorb some of the shock. At least you realize that Tennis causes some trauma and that in turn will cause a build up of collagen and then more scar tissue.

I have used the glove myself, and it's like chicken soup: it may not help, but it can't hurt.

Golf on the other hand (PUN) is less jarring if played correctly: IE holding the club loosely so it can be pulled from the hand. If held tightly, then it can be stressful.

Go to it and enjoy: I wish I could resume play.

My recent surgery left me semi crippled.

10/15/02 02:31
Gary Evans

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10/15/02 02:31
Gary Evans

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Can tennis affect DC

Patti,
I think golf and tennis can affect or stimulate DC. That is a personal opinion, however, which doesn't correlate to most studies. It is usually the less dominate hand that is affected or equal to the dominate hand. Tennis didn't affect me nearly as much (I believe) that golf has. It was the same little finger and area that my golf glove usually wears out. There were 6 people (out of about 20)in the room at my golf club who had DC when they asked about my hand. These were people who golfed at least twice a week and were all single digit handicap golfers. Some weren't aware of DC until we started talking about it. There are four others in the club who have had successful surgery in the past with no recurrence yet. I had surgery in January (90 degrees w/ PIP involvement on palmer side) and was playing again in about two months and using all of the clubs by three months. My hand is at 0 degrees now and no scar visible. Some people go crazy on this forum when I say this, but I have never personally seen an unsuccessful surgery. I have seen 10 or 11. When you think about it, there are at least a hundred DC surgeries done daily (an estimate by my surgeon) in the U.S. and there are very few that we hear about on this forum that have been bad. That is normal with all surgeries.
Good luck,
Gary

10/15/02 02:44
AGGRAVATED

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10/15/02 02:44
AGGRAVATED

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Jerry

GARY! GOT YOUR PLUG IN AGAIN.

10/15/02 02:23
Gary Evans

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10/15/02 02:23
Gary Evans

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Jerry

Good, just relax and take a deep breath.

10/15/02 02:01
JERRY 
10/15/02 02:01
JERRY 
Golf

How dare you presume that I am the only one that dislikes your offerings to the forums. I have been asked by a multitude of fellow sufferers to return to my knowledgeable and helpful postings.

We have all decided that your goal is only to provoke and goad us into disappearing, so you can continue unhindered with your usual drivel.

10/15/02 02:07
Tom 
10/15/02 02:07
Tom 
Golf

Gary, too bad you waited so long for your treatment. Sounds like from the overwhelming responses from people that had NA, that you could have been playing golf even sooner.

Sometimes I think your disdain towards NA is due to your waiting too long to be treated. So perhaps some type of latent jealousy is the root?

10/15/02 02:46
Jan

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10/15/02 02:46
Jan

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New war

I am grateful to have read here, over the years, about all the unsuccessful surguries. Sure did open my eyes to searching out alternative treatments. (Knock on wood again here for my hands.) (ouch, my head)

10/16/02 02:42
Éddie

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10/16/02 02:42
Éddie

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New war

This is how several wars started !
Why can't we all respect the opinion of other people, even if they are different from ours ?
Everybody knows by now that DC is very complex, and people seem to react differently to the available treatments.
So, will you all please all stop those childish postings ?
Let us put our experiences in here, our opinions, and respect other's.
And Jerry, if I want to say something in here, I will do it myself, you don't have to do it for me.

10/16/02 02:36
Tom 
10/16/02 02:36
Tom 
Relax

Eddie, I think the problem is when someone consistently posts negative innuendos regarding alternative treatment/s without any proof or documentation. Meanwhile, also without any proof or documentation, continues without end to extoll the virtues of the traditional surgery done in the US.

I think many are frustrated also by someone who appears to think he knows everything, responds to virtually all posts (unless it clearly & authoritatively shows the advantages and benefits of NA), continually tells his story, and appears to be an AMA shill.

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