Hi, my name is Mark Hardy and I am 66 years old. A month ago I was diagnosed with Dupuytrens Constricture affecting the middle finger of my left hand. I was unable to straighten the finger. I have had two acupuncture treatments over a two week period and whilst the lumps have not totally gone, I do have full mobility of the finger again. The lumps have definitely reduced in size. The acupuncturist inserted needles both sides of the tendon and past a small electrical current through them The treatment was not painful, just a little strange. I am having one more treatment next week and then every couple of months depending on the condition. I am, needless to say, delighted with the results.
If you have pain in other part of joints you are very acidic. You need to alkalize your body by changing your life style. Eat a lot of raw vegetables, stop smoking and drinking which are also very acidic. Drink a lot of water. Taking bicarb soda and very small amount of borax help you to also alkalize your body.Stop anything eating any sweet or drinks, that include honey and fruit juice.
Occasionally people call or email me because they have read about using Wan Hua Oil for Dupuytren's contracture in an article I wrote called Beyond Ben Gay on my website. I've since learned from patients that taking 500 mg. of Bromelain twice a day works very, very well.
For the past five years that is what I've recommended to patients with great success, and this has obviated the need for me to treat them with acupuncture, a significant time savings for me and costs savings to them. That said, I do strongly endorse the protocol of using magnesium oil, iodine as Lugol solution, and DMSO. That will speed up the healing process from the outside as the bromelain works from the inside. I also endorse the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective that tendons reflect the health of the liver, so do be kind to your liver, and for God's sake, be careful hammering or doing other percussive activities!
CBD Oil plus Massage for Dupuytren's Contracture
I believe mine is in the early stages and was pointed out to me by my massage therapist who specializes in Chinese medicine and reflexology.
I believe the condition is linked to an autoimmune disorder, in my case Rheumatoid Arthritis. I thought the pain and stiffness were just the beginning of the formation of arthritic nodes, but my therapist said no, if I let it go on, my fingers would bend inwards and would not be able to be released. I thought "Oh nuts. Dupuytrens" and got right on it.
I began with applying a drop of CBD oil to the nodes and working it in by massage. At first it hurt a lot, and the nodes were quite pronounced and hard. But the morning after I could see they were quite reduced in size and seemed to be softening. Also the pain was quite noticeably reduced.
I am continuing with the CBD and massage. I use a small rounded pebble to work between my palms. I'm on day four of this course of therapy and the nodes are about 80% reduced in size and pain level.
80% hence 4 stars not 5. Will continue.
Fifteen years ago it seemed my hands were turning into wood starting with my little finger on both hands. It was painful and distressing and I had no idea what was happening and started searching the internet describing the problem just that way “My hands are turning into wood” and the Dupuytren disease popped up I began looking for a remedy and the least invasive was from a herbal website recommending Cleavers tea, 2 cups a day. A month later all signs of stiffness were gone although I can still see some of the ligaments in the little finger of my right hand, in the center of both palms and the pointing finger in my left hand where the disease started. These ligaments are soft now and cause no problem. I am a firm believer in Cleavers tea and still drink a cup now and then just incase.
Notice: some people are finally having notable success treating DC via Cryotherapy. There is a great, very active and responsive group of patients reporting thier findings, results, progress, post-op issues, etc at Yahoo Groups for DP, so you folks may want to check them out!
I am Eastern European who lives in California. I was diagnosed with Dupuytren's Contracture on my left hand palm about 5 years ago at age 48. It was progressing rapidly with growing knot on my palm and ring finger. Over two years ago I started low carb diet and about 16 months ago I got even stricter and begin Ketogenic diet. Amazingly within couple of months knots on my hand went down as well as contracture and pain. Looks like knots continue getting smaller and there is absolutely no pain or contracture. I can freely move my fingers and my hand looks normal except for small area on the palm where there is still small visible knot. Truly amazing considering that my doctor told that contractures will get worse and worse and eventually will have to operate on it. I truly believe that keto diet is the cause for improvement as I experienced other benefits in my health as well.
My 79 year old mother totally reversed her dupetryn's contractures and fibromyalgia by following the Epigenetic diet formulated by Dr. Jack Kruse. She started the diet almost one year ago and her symptoms started to get better after just one week of following the diet. Now, only if she strays from the diet does sometimes the pain and other symptoms return on the same or next day. She just has to go back for to eating that way and in a day the symptoms go away again.
My mother had fibro for almost 20 years and DT for the last 4 or 5 years. For me it has gotten rid of knee joint pain and swelling. I can always tell when I am not eating right because the joint pain comes back. As soon as I eat right it goes away again.
The more stricter you can adhere to eating this way the quicker your results. This is a way of eating that you can do for a lifetime without problems. It works for most people. If it doesn't that means it is time to see a professional because there might be something else going on.
(London U K)
I am 70 years old and 2 years ago some lumps appeared on my right hand, my ring finger was bending and it hurt if I tried to stretch it. I looked on the internet and saw that it is called Dupuytren's Contracture.
I searched your WEB and found a writing in which the Chinese oil Wan Hua Oil was used. I tried it for a month or maybe two and saw no results. Then it occurred to me to try it with 70% DMSO and in 2 months, although the little bumps on my hand are still there, it no longer hurts when I stretch my finger. My guess is that the tendon is no longer held by the palmar fascia.
I did it in the following way: When I lay down, two drops of 70% DMSO in the area of the little bumps on the hand followed by a few drops of Hual oil, cover with a gauze, which will be soaked. Fasten with espaladrapo so that it does not move, be careful not to stain the sheet.
Both the DMSO at 70% and the WAN HUA OIL Oil I bought from Amazon.
I hope it works for you as it worked for me.
My mother's fingers are bent over (dupreyens sp? contracture) and she's been told she has to have surgery to reverse it. This has a 1 in a 100 risk of nerve damage, (which the doc. only mentioned when I asked about risks :)
Do you know of any remedies herbs or supplements that could help her. (She is taking baby aspirin and is in her 70's but is quite healthy otherwise.)
Any help at all would be much appreciated, she's a lovely lady and I think she's just going to go for the surgery in January if she doesn't come across anything.
(Grand Forks, Nd)
Fatty liver could be a cause. I started getting a contracture on my ringer finger 7 years ago. Just found out I have a non alcohol fatty liver. Low and behold I found out that a fatty liver can cause Dupuytren's contracture.
Several nodules on both hands began to appear last summer and progressed quickly until surgery was recommended.
I went gluten-free in mid-January, and not only has the progression stopped, but it has been reversed. The nodules have become softer and have diminished in size. Flexibility in my fingers has also increased significantly. I have also been using red-light therapy during this time. I'm continuing the diet and red-light therapy and I have started soaking my hands in Epsom salt.
Anyone else seen improvement in symptoms by starting a gluten-free diet?
I place it in the jacuzzi daily and do 50 hand grips under high pressure nozzle and a hundred and three temperature. It works sometimes hours sometimes a week depends on how much I use it thereafter, but I never slow down.
I've been using 1 or 2 drops each of Lugols Iodine, DMSO and Magnesium Oil on my Dupuytren's Contracture off and on for about 3 weeks now and it's just about gone. I don't think twice a day is necessary but you would get faster results than me applying it maybe a couple of times a week.
Iodine, Magnesium and DMSO
I started using Jean's mixture (Lugol's iodine, DMSO, magnesium oil - see her post below) three days ago. Already the lump is reduced, and the cord (tail coming from the lump) has shrunk from about an inch long to about 1/2 inch. This is working!