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Ledderhose symptoms, nodule position, pain?
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07/15/07 23:51
slyporks 
07/15/07 23:51
slyporks 

Ledderhose symptoms, nodule position, pain?

Hi,

I have been operated on for dupuytrens about 10 years ago on my left hand little finger, the issue was on the finger not on the palm. I have a similar issue on my right hand now (ring finger) and will be seeing a specialist some time soon.

I also have nodules on both feet (small lumps at least) these are similar to the nodules that I previously had on my fingers, but they are not on the soles of my feet, they are closer to the toes between the toes and the weight bearing of front the foot. Additionally, I have some sort of pain on the outside of my right foot (particularly when I get up in the morning), it is like a stretched feeling the whole way down along the outside of the foot, this has been getting a little worse, perhaps because I have been running a lot lately. I am interested to here from the ledderhose sufferers on the site if this sounds familiar. How long do the nodules precede the contracting? Currently I do not have any contracting other than the discomfort on the outside of my foot which may be something else.

Appreciate any input.

John

07/16/07 07:58
wach 

Administrator

07/16/07 07:58
wach 

Administrator

Re: Ledderhose symptoms, nodule position, pain?

Hi John, I don't think that Ledderhose regularly leads to contraction, at least not as frequently as Dupuytren does. Some people eventually get contracting toes but others just have growing nodules. So Ledderhose is more characterized by nodules than by cords but Ledderhose nodules can grow much bigger than Dupuytren nodules.

The position of Ledderhose nodules is typically in the arch but can be anywhere on the sole. On our web site we have two pictures: the one on http://www.dupuytren-online.info/morbus_ledderhose.html shows two big nodules relatively close to the main joint (the MCP equivalent) and the one on the 2nd slide of http://www.dupuytren-online.info/ASSH_20...files/frame.htm shows three smaller nodules in the center of the arch.

Ledderhose nodules themselves are usually painless but can become quite painful if they press on a nerve. They also can affect walking and a walking style that eventually becomes painful because it is orthopedically wrong. But it might well be that the pain that you describe has some other reason. Have you ever asked your doctor about it?

Wolfgang

07/23/07 11:47
wake

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07/23/07 11:47
wake

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Re: Ledderhose symptoms, nodule position, pain?

Hi

I had an operation to remove a nodule on the arch of my foot 2 years ago. Unfortunately it seems to be growing again and I find it painful to walk after 40mins or so (long shopping trips out!!).I think the pain is due to the fact that the arch drops due to weakness after the op. I thought about contacting my local Prodiatry department to see if there is anything that can be used to support the arch. I have also had an operation on a dupuytren's on my left little finger 12 months ago which didn't work and I don't have any feeling in it. I am due to have another operation and skin graft on it on 4th Sptember. They think the nerves have been trapped and hope to release them.

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