Restricted fascia may be a cause or a contributing factor to Dupuytren’s Contracture.
I see the tight fascia temporarily respond to EnPuls shock wave therapy or acoustic pulse wave stimulation, but it can require continuous stimulation for several treatments. Over time and repetition of using the EnPuls or PiezoWave pulse therapy and fascial stretching, the tissue does loosen up.
It is well known that altered spindle cell feedback to the brain results in altered stimulation to the muscles and tendons, resulting in altered function which is what we see and feel in Dupuytren’s Contracture. “If I can help one person put there own hand back in there pocket I am thrilled”
Surgeons see Dupuytren’s Contracture as a local problem in the hand and use surgery to try to fix it. I understand their rationale for local treatment but I also treat the whole fascial system up the forearm, arm and neck and sometimes even the jaw area. This type of fascial chain treatment of the mechanoreceptors may literally loosen the hand and not require surgery or repeated surgery.
Local restoration of spindle cell nerves can prevent recidivism and allow long-lasting, normal function for mechanoreceptors along a fascial kinetic chain.
Dupuytren’s contracture is an abnormal thickening and tightening of the normally elastic tissue beneath the skin of the palm and fingers. In Dupuytren’s contracture, the cords tighten, or contract, causing the fingers to curl forward. In severe cases, it can lead to crippling hand deformities. The nodules can occur in the palm of the hand or the foot.
These contractures can affect the old and the young alike. Dr. Tucker consults people with Dupuytren’s and looks for food sensitivities and allergies, sleep disturbances, blood sugar issues, and nutritional deficiencies as a potential cause or contributing factor to Dupuytren’s Contractures. Tucker says “I have seen cases improve with diet, fascial stretching and lifestyle changes. Other recommendations are to stop smoking, lose fat, and decrease alcohol intake.” For some individuals, Dr. Tucker recommends his specialty creams, a fat loss diet, fascial stretches, and even surgery. However, Tucker is in search of identifying the underlying cause instead of just sending patients off to surgery.
Fascial inflammation is an under-looked at diagnosis in the medical profession and needs to be evaluated in these types of chronic conditions. Dr. Jeffrey Tucker works with other practitioners to rule out the potential causes of Dupuytren’s contractures.
Before advising costly and risky surgery, my current non-invasive therapy is to use the laser (Theralase) and acoustic pulse therapy or radial pulse shockwave to increase mobility, joint range of motion and vascular function; I use a specific fat loss and/or deflame diet to reduce underlying inflammation which I see in every case; I teach patients movements of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder to improve fascial and muscle movement and gliding; I use a combination of ingredients in a cream form that are recommended for softening the nodules.