| Lost password
170 users onlineYou are not loggend in.  Login
What about strain on palm?
 1
 1
02/16/10 04:01
PAG 
02/16/10 04:01
PAG 
What about strain on palm?

No one I've seen will talk to me about behavioral changes. Has anyone used ergonomic methods to ease strain on hands? I'm certain the stress of my work (digital graphic design) on my palm brought this on. I quote this site:

"Another mechanism that might induce Dupuytren's contracture is repeated minimal damage causing chronic inflammation of the tissue. In this case the patient experiences no single dramatic injury, but is exposed to a regular, repetitive micro-damage of the hand. There is some indication that Dupuytren's contracture might be a chronic inflammatory disease."

I've seen reports of higher than average incidence of DD among technical rock climbers, who can put tremendous strain on their palms as they pull themselves up.

I find myself trying to use my hand differently, but not sure how to do it.

02/16/10 05:49
flojo 
02/16/10 05:49
flojo 
Re: What about strain on palm?

I really don't know about how the lifestyle changes you suggest, but from my understanding of this disease, I don't see how they will stop the progression. Those lifestyle changes won't hurt, so why not?

02/18/10 04:40
PAG 
02/18/10 04:40
PAG 
Re: What about strain on palm?

I asked Dr. T if DD was possibly an inflammatory disease. He said it is, and that's why the RT works on it.

There has been much research on inflammation as a factor in disease and what we can do to control it. This has already been discussed in the archived forums. They talked about an anti-inflammatory diet - high omega-3 meats, fruits, vegetables & nuts; and hold the sugar, alcohol & caffeine.

I wonder if any of those folks can report on their progress.

I'm working on giving up coffee & alcohol and eating the best foods I can find. Regular exercise and meditation is important, too. I'm looking at this awful disease as a wake-up call to take better care of myself and have a gentler approach to life.

03/22/10 23:01
Chris777 
03/22/10 23:01
Chris777 
Re: What about strain on palm?

I have been a manual construction worker for 20 years. The stress on my hands has been enormous. I have occasionally felt popping sensations in my hands when lifting heavy objects.
Shovels, rock bars, hammers, hammer drills, etc Diggging holes, building with rocks, wood and concrete all day long. Day after day, with light work like painting or plumbing worked in too. About 6-8 months ago I developed an unusually "thick callus" on my palm. What did I know? Now I know. I also have a cord starting up my left pinky, with 2-4 nodes on both hands. I think prior to reading about dupuytren's, I would have just accepted the slight aching, and visual aspects as nothing to be concerned with. Thanks to the internet, I know that I have early stage dupuytren's. No contracture yet.

I will be seeing my general practicioner in 2 days. If she can deduce a positive dupuytren's diagnosis,....(I am bringing in a wealth of information as to assist her in case she is not familiar)...I plan on going to get RT from a radiology facility that I contacted already.

I am also a bossanova/jazz guitarist. I love it, it has been my passion for decades..I am 47. At any rate, this forum has helped me immensely in the last week and a half. I have quickly understood my position, and my options. I may have to give up my job type ( backcountry mountainside construction crew.. beautiful places to work), I hope not to give up the guitar.

06/22/10 06:54
coachG 
06/22/10 06:54
coachG 
Re: What about strain on palm?

I'm a 46 year old teacher/coach. Teach weight training (and do a fair amount of weight lifting myself) & caoch football & golf. My Dr. suggest nothing that will strain my palms, & says no more lifting... Not sure how I'll handle it. I've had surgery once & 2 NA procedures on right hand. Left hand is showing at least 2 nodules on palm & pinky shows another 2 with slight contracture. RT is expensive & insurance may not cover it. Dr. says it wont' help on right hand, but should have benefit on left hand. He also gave discouraging news about pinky, saying it's the hardest to work on & is a tough fix. He also mentioned skin grafts, amputation as possiblitiies on right hand--ugh!

Researching more & may try topical stuff to see if it helps new nodule growth on left hand. DCI in IL talks about DMSO, Vit E, copper & other therapies. May try it & see.

Others on the forum have mentioned diet & inflammation. I'm a few weeks into an anti-inflammatory diet, so it willl be a while until I notice much. I do know it's helped with my allergies. Paleo, primal, caveman are all terms to describe the diet. Supplement with lots of fish oil, vit D.

In any event, I'm new to this forum & hope to learn more & see others' experiences. Oh, Dr. Kline in Boise has done my NA procedures. Very happy with his work & though the disease has come back after each NA, it is much better than surgery.

06/22/10 09:47
wach 

Administrator

06/22/10 09:47
wach 

Administrator

Re: What about strain on palm?

coachG, see my response to your post on http://www.dupuytren-online.info/Forum_E...here-0_820.html.

Wolfgang

03/12/12 10:39
AnitaGullett 
03/12/12 10:39
AnitaGullett 
Re: What about strain on palm?

The pain is located near to the thumbnail just above wrist. That is where I apply most of the pressure during cycling.
It is felt after at least 2 hours after riding, generally it will go away after 1 or 2 days. Sometimes I do experience the numbness
you mentioned in type 2.

I don't usually wear gloves during riding. What kind of gloves would you recommend?
I would change my bar tape once it's start to wear out or get dirty.

Thanks for pointing out on the last portion, I usually ride most of the time with my hands straighten. Maybe this could be one of the cause
that you mentioned. I will try to bend my hand during riding to see if its help with the conditions.

 1
 1
contracture   procedures   mountainside   inflammatory   possiblitiies   practicioner   anti-inflammatory   discouraging   disease   differently   progression   construction   inflammation   understanding   experiences   micro-damage   Dupuytren   occasionally   dupuytren-online   mentioned