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My Feet first
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07/11/2007 04:25
rick 
07/11/2007 04:25
rick 
My Feet first

Here is my immediate issue. I have nodules in my left and right foot. However I walk alot durung the day and I am begining to at times have considerable discomfort in my shin, knee and at times my hip.

Is this part of what this causes ?

Thanks
Rick

07/11/2007 05:39
wach 

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07/11/2007 05:39
wach 

Administrator

Ledderhose connected to pain in shin, knee or hip?

If your nodules don't force you do walk in a completely unnatural way, my guess would be that your pain in hips etc is not caused by Dupuytren. At least it would not be typical though Dupytren actually is statistically connected with Frozen Shoulder. I personally haven't heard of any connection of Ledderhose to shin, knee, or hip.

Wolfgang

07/11/2007 11:58
drumhead 
07/11/2007 11:58
drumhead 

Re: My Feet first

Rick - I agree 100% with Wolfgang.

I do believe you may be 'avoiding' the foot pain and compromising the way you stand, shift your weight and move about.

I did not notice, until I went to buy some Asics shoes, that I was walking on the outside of my feet. This happens over time, as you want to avoid the pain (or possible pain) of the growth nodules on your feet.

Good, padded shoes, like Asics top-of-the-line- shoes with Thorlo socks can help a bit. If possible, check with your MD, or specialist to perhaps get something for the pain, if it becomes too much. But, I think you should do something NOW, as you can possibly damage your legs, knees, by standing and walking unnaturally over time.

I agree with Wolfgang in his assessment of your problem. I fulllly understand, believe me. I have dealt with LD and DC for over 25 years now. One more thing = operations on the hand ? OK with a good doc/plastic surgeon. The feet ? AVOID, unless absolutely critical. The feet have thousands of nerves, vessels, etc, pain receptors and even the very best (of which I've been too myself) say that there is quote "no guarantee" at all that the pain will improve OR the nodules will return en masse. AVOID messing with your feet. Disaster from everything I have read, and I've read and spoken with many, many peiople, some of who (in a moment of despair) decided to have their feet worked on. Mistake, in my opinion. Hand surgery has been mostly successful, but rate of recurrence can be high.

Hope you get some relief soon. Asics shoes are good, the drug Lyrica has helped with foot pain for some people, as well.

drumhead

07/12/2007 03:56
newman 
07/12/2007 03:56
newman 

Re: My Feet first

Australia calling. Rick sounds that you may have to check out with a good Podiatrist who wiil check your gait ,problems like flat feet, High arches, fallen arches etc. The remedy might be you have to wear orthotic soles in the shoes .About 5 years ago I was diagnosed in my left foot with Ledderhose and had the soles made up which has made a huge difference. Worth investigating.

02/06/2009 18:49
helmet 
02/06/2009 18:49
helmet 
Re: My Feet first

Hi.
I have the same problem as Rick. I´m sure that it is the pain from the foot, from the nodules that is creating pain and tension in my hip and back. The pain in the foot is getting wors all the time. I have orthodics but it doesent help as musch as I want it to. It sounds like ther is help to get in USA but in Sweden they doesn´t care. They say it is´nt suppose to be painful.

Kajsa, Sweden

10/20/2012 20:07
bethann 
10/20/2012 20:07
bethann 
Re: My Feet first

I agree about the nodules changing our gait. I started PT this spring because of severe foot pain- not just around the lumps. I was dx'd tendonitis from a slight gait change - I was favoring the arch and walking on the outsides of my feet. Also had developed plantar facatitis which PT believed was from lack of stretching my foot and ankle.
They gave me simple stretching exercises, asked me to walk on only level ground for three month (we live on a hillside) and ice up daily. I still have to stretch daily or else the pain can flare up. But much improved.
I hope you feel better soon.

11/20/2012 23:12
JoelC 
11/20/2012 23:12
JoelC 
Re: My Feet first

I was diagnosed in Nov 2011 with LD. Have it in both feet and DC in my hands in a period less than two years. Very aggressive. I had a nodule removed in 1997 and never had issues for years not sure if it was LD.

I can barely walk now after the surgeries. My feet pain all the time.. I rub voltaren creme on them for pain and take narcotics for the pain... The nodules were so painful so I opted for surgery.. not really sure it was a good idea.

Looking for alternate methods rather than surgery since I now have it again in my left foot and it seems since I had the surgery it's been agressively growing in my hands and feet... now I'm feeling pain through other parts of my body...

Is anyone truly having any luck with alternate treatments?

I would love to be pain free and able to walk again.. :o((

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