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DC & climbing/mbiking/kayaking
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09/12/04 02:12
Darbs

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09/12/04 02:12
Darbs

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DC & climbing/mbiking/kayaking

Just had (painful) lump in r hand below little finger diagnosed as DC aged 44. Dr says exercise good, so keep up with outdoor activities. Any advice out there from fellow activists? I wear gel gloves for mountain biking already. Darbs

09/12/04 02:53
Sean 
09/12/04 02:53
Sean 
Activity

Darbs,
In my case, over use of my hands seemed to stimulate the growth of Dupuytren's. A person never knows for sure because Dupuytren's has inactive and active stages and it often can be a coincidence when growth occurs with an activity or medicine.
For ledderhose disease, I think the correlation of inappropriate activity and Dupuytren's is very strong.

09/13/04 02:51
Patty

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09/13/04 02:51
Patty

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using hands

In my case, my hand doctor told me to keep using my hands, but overuse of the hands can cause damage. I have found that to be true. I raise horses, and , if I do too much lifting it causes a problem. If I keep using my hands in a more normal way, that is good. If you are rock climbing, it is overuse of the hands. Anything that strains the hand can cause progression.

09/17/04 02:03
Darbs

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09/17/04 02:03
Darbs

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Climbing etc

Thanks - I suspected as much. Lower grades and less frequent perhaps to get a balance. Darbs

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