Dupuytren's Contracture
Louise_WebMD_Staff posted:
Dupuytren's contracture is an abnormal thickening and tightening of the normally elastic tissue beneath the skin of the palm and fingers. This tissue is called fascia. The fascia contains strands of fibers, like cords, that run from the palm upward into the fingers. In Dupuytren's contracture, these cords tighten, or contract, causing the fingers to curl forward. In severe cases, it can lead to crippling hand deformities.

Diabetes and family history both increase the risk of developing this condition.

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amanda2581 responded:
Louise I just read this my Ex husband,s hands curl up in his fingers and he can not straighten them and he said they get a cramping feeling.Then they go back to normal said it happens a lot at night and he is getting these red bumps around his joints,I told him to see a arthritis dr.This sounds a lot like what he has happen thank you for posting this.slipper