Dupuytrens Disease Relief and Treatment

Dupuytren disease is the abnormal thickening of the tissues under your skin of your palm. This disease is also known as Dupuytren Contracture. This abnormality starts in the palm and passes through the fingers.

Here at Sheffield Physiotherapy we can help relieve and monitor the symptoms of this disease. Call to book an appointment with a qualified physiotherapist today.

With Dupuytrens Disease, lumps often develop and is the main cause of the fingers bending into palm. Until now there is no concrete data on what causes this disease, perhaps it is associated with certain biochemical factors in the palmar fascia. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for Dupuytrens. Physiotherapy can help slow down its progression and help after surgery to restore lost mobility.

Surgery is often the suggested management this can  help regain the function by physically releasing the contracture. After the surgery there is often the need for quite intensive physiotherapy to loosen and stretch the tissues of the palm in order to get the best possible outcome from the operation.

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Lewis Payne

Lewis graduated from The University of Nottingham in 2013 with a First Class Honours in Physiotherapy, worked as Sheffield F.C.’s first team Physiotherapist, and now runs a leading-edge private clinic in Sheffield. With over ten years of experience, he specialises in manual therapy, advanced technological treatments, and exercise-based approaches, focusing on spinal and joint conditions, sports injuries, and specifically complex spinal issues like disc pathology and scoliosis. Lewis leads in IDD Therapy, performing over 6000 treatments, offers MRI referrals and reviews, and employs a holistic treatment philosophy viewing the body as a Tensegrity structure. He excels in postural analysis, soft tissue release techniques, and prescribes biomechanical corrective exercises to enhance natural movement.