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From the Institute for Integrative Healthcare

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Dupuytren's Contracture


Dupuytren's contracture is caused by a shrinking and thickening of the fascia on the palm of the hand and results in a permanent bending, or flexion, of the ring and little finger. If left untreated, the fingers may eventually lose all function.


Massage may help reduce contractures, but it generally will not reverse or eliminate the condition. Massage is perhaps most helpful when done in conjunction with physical therapy or exercise.

Can be alleviated by:

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