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Yep, i have my doubts too. Climbed for first time since it appeared on Wednesday, and it's already desensitising.


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I tried some high rep kettle bell swings for a bit of cardio, it had the unexpected benefit of massaging out the Dupuytren's and leaving my hand much more mobile. Only lasts a day or so.

I've found it hard to motivate myself to do the swings so am back to claw hand.

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Yep, i have my doubts too. Climbed for first time since it appeared on Wednesday, and it's already desensitising.

One year on and it's now doubled in size and is a visible lump, much bigger than the first one, and causes pain when puling on big holds on steeper boards, especially when you have to change hand positioning while weighted.

Bit more concerned about this one, even though finger movement is unaffected.

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Update. Noticed fingers locking up slightly and clicking with a slight pain when i force them to close. Anyone else with DS having this? Been like this for a while, but feels like worsening of late.

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I completed this lady's research survey - she's Italian and the wording is a little clunky but I thought it might help...

Incidentally, I definitely don't have Dupuytren's but I do have ganglion type lumps in both hands broadly underneath my ring fingers. I get zero hassle with these but they are definitely getting worse over time, albeit slowly!

 

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Why do you think it's not DC? The nodules are the start.

I've found my fingers start locking open on both hands now after a hard climbing session, have to force them closed with a hard click when they release. Not sure if it's related or not.

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[quoteSA Chris]Why do you think it's not DC?[/quote]

Because I've had them for 7+ years and the rate of worsening is thankfully so slow?

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One of the ones on my right hand hasn't grown in about 10 years, but a second has come up in the last 6 months and is now twice the size of the other.

There is usually a characteristic small dimple in the skin either just above or below it.

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[quoteSA Chris]Why do you think it's not DC?

Because I've had them for 7+ years and the rate of worsening is thankfully so slow?
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Similar to Si - mines not changed in a few years (maybe got better)

Guess I should just be grateful?

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Apparently many adults don't progress beyond the nodules. The one growing on my ring finger is coming up fast though, the ones on my pinkies on both hands haven't grown at all.

There's a facebook page now, i recommend you don't follow it as it will freak you the fuck out..

 

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