Dupuytren's Contracture Remedies

| Modified on Apr 20, 2022

Magnesium Oil
Posted by Tony (Pittsburgh) on 07/03/2015
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Hi, I have been suffering from a somewhat mild case of Dupuytrins Contracture in my left hand. I was told by a Health food store owner to try Magnesium. I started with the pills but then tried Magnesium Oil and started rubbing it in my hands once a day. Just a small amount. Well now I do not have any symptoms of the tightness and ripping feeling and pain in the morning I use to have every morning when I woke up. I stopped using it for a while and the symptoms came back. Started again and the symptoms went away again. Hey it's worth a shot for anyone. Magnesium oil is cheap. Lots of ways to get Magnesium. Pills, Oil and Epson Salts(Epson Salts are also fantastic in your Gardens).. all super cheap.

Iodine, Magnesium and DMSO
Posted by Jean (Kentucky) on 03/11/2017 28 posts
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My husband has Dupuytren's contracture as well. He applies a mixture of iodine, magnesium oil and dmso to his hand twice a day and just rubs it in. The knots are about gone and his hand is flexible. This is after about two weeks of consistent application of the mixture. I believe the iodine is the key. Then the dmso helps drive the iodine further into the skin and the magnesium oil helps keep it moist. It seems like a miracle to him. His doctor has Dupuytren's and had surgery. Now the doctor has a long scar across the palm of his hand. Generally the knots return within a year and apparently consistent surgery would be the remedy. I think a little mixture to soften and prevent it is more sensible, cheaper and keeps it at bay. I'm sure diet helps as well.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Peter (Northern California) on 03/09/2017
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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.

Posted by Mark Hardy (England) on 03/24/2018
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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.

Iodine, Magnesium and DMSO
Posted by Beth (MI) on 04/08/2021
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Dupuytrens Contracture:

I started using Jean's mixture (Lugol's iodine, DMSO, magnesium oil) 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!

Iodine, Magnesium and DMSO
Posted by Mzbebol (Sydney) on 01/20/2021
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I had surgery on my contracture on my pinkie but had the beginnings of another contracture on my middle finger, it was quite aggressive and the chord was tight. I have been using Magnesium oil spray, then a cotton tip dipped into Lugol's iodine rubbed on, then dropping DMSO and massaging into my hand twice a day and in only 3 weeks the chord on my hand has softened and the pulling is almost gone. I honestly wouldn't have believed it would be as effective in such a short time. My surgeon can't believe it either as he said it would eventually need to be operated on.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Sac (Denver, Co, Usa) on 05/17/2013
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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.

Vitamin E
Posted by Brenda (Regina, SK Canada) on 11/20/2021
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I started getting a lump on my hand just below my middle finger and discovered I had Dupuytren's Contracture. I read Vitamin E could help with this problem. I started to take 800 IU of Vitamin E. By the third day the lump was was just about gone. I couldn't believe how fast it worked. Vit E is the only change I made.

DMSO, Wan Hua Oil
Posted by German N. (Barcelona, Espa) on 01/21/2022
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Tengo 70 años y hace 2 me aparecieron unos bultos en la mano derecha, mi dedo anular se me iba doblando y me dolía si lo trataba de estirar. Busqué en Internet y vi que se llama Contractura de Dupuytren.

Busqué en su WEB y encontré un escrito en el que se usaba el aceite chino Wan Hua Oil. Lo probé durante un mes o tal vez dos y no vi resultados. Luego se me ocurrió probarlo con DMSO al 70% y en 2 meses si bien los bultitos de la mano siguen ahí, ya no me duele al estirar el dedo. Supongo que el tendón ya no está retenido por la fasia palmar.

Lo hice de la siguiente manera: Al acostarme dos gotas de DMSO al 70% en la zona de los bultitos de la mano seguidas de unas gotas del aceite Hual oil, tapar con una gasa, que quedará empapada. Sujetad con espaladrapo para que no se mueva, ojo de no manchar la sábana.

Tanto el DMSO al 70% como el Aceite WAN HUA OIL lo compre por Amazón.

Espero que les sirva como me sirvió a mí.

Google Translate:

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.

Posted by Hound (California) on 01/18/2018
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I had shooting pain from dupuytren's contracture. These supplements slowed the progression and greatly reduced the stabbing pain that would wake me. My thumb had stopped functioning and that function returned.

  • 400 MG Magnesium Glycinate - recommended by DC Foundation.
  • 30 MG UC-II (10mg undernatured) turns off the pain of arthritis. Take on an empty stomach 1st thing in the morning.
  • PABA 6 g/ day. Recommended by Dr Wright of the Tahoma Clinic.
  • MSM 1 teaspoon once a day

Finally, limiting sugar/Carbs may help.

Wan Hua Oil
Posted by Sarah (Galway) on 10/26/2015

Hi, my mother had the surgery for Dupuytren's Contracture and it didn't cure it but helped. It was however very painful with a long recovery time. I just today saw a cure though called Wan Hua Oil (a bit late for her then, but maybe for others).

A therapist called Dr. Harvey Kaltsas describes how to use it on page 8 of his piece on natural oils of chinese medicine.

It apparently works in a few weeks when used nightly. It removes hardened masses too and he says "works to moisten the tendon sheathes so they move smoothly and allows the fingers to open and close without catching".

Anyway you can read more if you google the oil. Hope that helps!

CBD Oil + Massage
Posted by Twinkytoze (Sw Ontario) on 03/06/2022
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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.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Emma (Centralia, Illinois) on 12/28/2016 10 posts

When I was first diagnosed with Dupuytren's Contracture in my left hand, I had about four tumors in the palm of my hand. My doctor said there was nothing he could do. I knew better. Natural is the way to go. Since I knew iodine with iodide combination shrinks tumors, I simply bought some and took 1 in the morning, 12.5 mg., and I no longer have that problem. My fingers never turned in and the tumors are gone. I must take every day anyway, due to hypothyroidism.

Needle Aponeurotomy
Posted by Mr P (Duluth Man.) on 09/19/2018

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.

Paleo Diet
Posted by Dillis (Meyerton, Gauteng, South Africa) on 08/25/2010
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I have Dupuytrens in both hands, and was told by my doctor that there is no cure, and that it would get worse and only an operation would cure it. I went on a paleolithic diet, and my Dupuytrens subsided remarkably. When I break the rules, it grows again, but subsides when I go back to the correct eating. Also, massaging cold pressed Apricot oil, or any vitamin e oil into the Dupuytrens helps.

Paleo Diet
Posted by Ronald (Holland) on 02/02/2016

Dear Dillis,

Did you see any improvement with using cold pressed Apricot oil, oe Vitamine E?


Dupuytren's Contracture Remedies
Posted by Brrr1106 (Grand Forks, Nd) on 12/17/2009

My husband has had surgery on both hands due to Dupuytren's Contrature. He had no serious problems due to the surgery. He was, however, one of the youngest his Dr. had performed the surgery on and because he was young at the time, his hands are contracting again. We try to keep up with the latest in regard to this condition and there is now a newer treatment using injections which has been quite successful and does not require surgery. If you check websites on Dupuytren's, you should be able to do some homework before your mother decides to have surgery. This new treatment might be an alternative for her to explore. Good luck to her.

CBD Oil + Massage
Posted by Twinkytoze (Sw Ontario) on 03/14/2022

Update 03/14/2022: Homeopathics and Stretching added

So I added to the CBD oil the homeopathic frequencies of Rhus tox and Cholocynthis, plus the frequency of the Dupuytrens nosode. I have a frequency converter, so I was able to do this myself. I take 1ml orally twice a day and rub 4 drops into the palms 3-4x daily massaging the nodes and cords.

The node on my left palm under the second finger has softened and flattened almost completely and the 1/4" "cord" extending below it has also softened and almost disappeared. A tiny node that was forming at the base of the cord has almost disappeared.

On the right hand the node under the ring finger is still pronounced but probably because it's on the dominant hand it doesn't get as much massage.

I began gentle stretching two or three times a day a week ago. Interlacing fingers and then extending palms outwards at arms length. When I began, the "fire" in the palms of the hands was quite intense. Tingling and itching persisted for hours afterwards.

After a week of stretching, the "fire" is much less and the extension of fingers and palms is much improved. An hour after stretching there is no further sensation.

Pain when massaging is also greatly reduced.

Will update as progress goes on.

Gluten-Free Diet
Posted by Bill (Cape Charles, VA) on 04/14/2021
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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?

Iodine, Magnesium and DMSO
Posted by Dee (Florida) on 04/22/2021

Have you tried Vitamin D?

Many people who experience pain are deficient in Vitamin D. This happened to me, when I upped my Vitamin D dose to 4000 iu my pains disappeared. Vit. D3 has to be taken with Vit. K2 or take it with a good Multi Vitamin. Increase D and wait 2-3months to have your Vit. D level checked.

A good D level should be between 40 - 60. My Vit. D test came out to 47. I now add other supplements to my Alive Multi & Vit. D, increased Vit. C, Omega 3, Magnesium, Pro-biotic, B12, Olive Leaf, Milk Thistle and Turmeric with black pepper. And of course a good healthy natural Mediterranean Diet and exercise. I would check out Dr. Richard and Cindy Becker's youtube videos. They also have their TV show on CTN which I record. I am short, thin, and petite so I take 4000iu of Vit. D, a larger or taller person should take more.

Iodine, Magnesium and DMSO
Posted by Andrew (South Africa) on 10/16/2018

After three months of using Iodine, Magnesium oil and DMSO, I had no improvement.

I have now started using Lugol's Solution ( Iodine 5g/100 ml and Pot Iodide 10g/100ml).

If it works I will post again.

Posted by Aila (Bloomington, Minnesota) on 04/07/2015

You might try zinc and vitamin E. Together they work wonders.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Leah (Australia) on 10/30/2013

Hi there, my mother has just been diagnosed with DC, and I would be very interested in this epiginetic diet you talk about. Is there part of a book which talks about DC in particular? What is the name of the book which got you into the diet? Thanks for your help

Needle Aponeurotomy
Posted by Gunter (Johannesburg, South Africa ) on 10/31/2012
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I also had a Needle Aponeurotomy with Dr. Badois in Paris, very successful. The cost is a fraction of an operation, the expense of the flight, stay in the hotel and treatment included. Was playing golf 3 weeks after the treatment!

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