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Dupuytren Contracture

Dupuytren contracture is a thickening of tissue in the palm of the hand that causes one or more fingers to curl in toward the palm.

It can make it hard or impossible to move or straighten the fingers. It does not cause pain. It is treated with medicine in early stages. It is treated with surgery when medicine is no longer helpful.

Natural Therapies

Not Enough Data to Assess

  • Coenzyme Q10 A1
  • Cross-frictional therapy B1

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Herbs and Supplements to Be Used With Caution

Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.

 

References

Herbs and Supplements

A1. Lourens W. Could coenzyme Q10 be the treatment for Dupuytren's disease? BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Mar 1;12(3). pii: e226419.

Other Therapies

B1. Christie WS, Puhl AA, et al. Cross-frictional therapy and stretching for the treatment of palmar adhesions due to Dupuytren's contracture: a prospective case study. Man Ther. 2012 Oct;17(5):479-482.

Last reviewed November 2019 by EBSCO NAT Review Board Eric Hurwitz, DC  Last Updated: 5/28/2020