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Dupuytren’s Disease

Dupuytren’s Disease

Dupuytren’s Disease is a progressive condition affecting the hand and fingers, characterized by thickening tissue beneath the skin, ultimately causing the fingers to curl inward. This condition primarily affects the connective tissue, resulting in the growth of cysts and cords. At Aloha Sports Chiropractic, my team and I understand the challenges posed by Dupuytren’s Disease and offer a comprehensive approach to managing and alleviating its symptoms.

Understanding Dupuytren’s Disease

Dupuytren’s Disease primarily manifests as developing tiny, hard knots or lumps within the palm. Over time, these knots may progress to form thick cords that pull the fingers inward, impacting hand function.

Signs and Symptoms

If you have Dupuytren’s disease, you may notice, 

1. A formation of nodules or lumps in the palm

Dupuytren’s disease first makes itself known by the appearance of small, firm nodules or lumps in the palm of your hand that are usually painless and vary in size and can sometimes be mistaken for calluses or blisters; they’re actually areas of thickened tissue.

2. Difficulty straightening affected fingers

As the disease advances, individuals may encounter increasing difficulty fully straightening one or more fingers. This occurs as affected palm tissues gradually contract and shorten, pulling fingers into an upright position – usually the ring and little fingers being most commonly affected.

3. Development of thick cords beneath the skin

Over time, nodules in the palm can spread into fingers, creating thick rope-like cords composed of fibrous tissue beneath the skin that eventually contract and limit range of motion in fingers. Dupuytren’s disease is marked by these cords; their presence marks it.

4. Gradual curling of the fingers

One of the more noticeable symptoms of Dupuytren’s disease is gradual curling or flexion of fingers towards the palm. This happens as fibrous cords tighten and contract over months or years, drawing fingers inward. This condition is commonly known as “Dupuytren’s contracture.”

5. Impaired hand function and grip strength

Dupuytren’s disease can significantly limit hand function and grip strength over time, as curled fingers become tightened tissue contracts further, making everyday tasks such as gripping objects, writing letters or shaking hands increasingly challenging. This impairment may significantly impact quality of life and necessitate medical or surgical intervention to restore hand functionality.

What Causes It?

While the precise cause of Dupuytren’s Disease is not fully understood, several factors may contribute to its development, including genetic predisposition, age, gender, and certain health conditions like diabetes, among others. 

Understanding these elements is critical for developing a successful treatment approach.

Chiropractic Treatment for Dupuytren’s Disease

Aloha Sports Chiropractic offers a holistic Dupuytren’s Disease treatment in Santa Cruz, focusing on relieving symptoms, improving hand function, and enhancing overall well-being with non-invasive, no-side-effects care Our chiropractic treatments may include,

1. Manual Therapies

My team and I use precise adjustments to alleviate Dupuytren’s discomfort, addressing muscle tension and enhancing hand mobility for personalized and effective relief.

2. Stretching and Strengthening Exercises

Our custom exercises, tailored to each patient, target Dupuytren’s affected areas, improving hand flexibility, reducing stiffness, and enhancing overall function for a comprehensive and personalized approach.

3. Nutritional Guidance

We offer personalized nutritional advice, emphasizing a holistic approach to support tissue health in Dupuytren’s Disease. A well-balanced diet enhances chiropractic treatments and aids natural healing processes.

4. Lifestyle Modifications

We also recommend practical lifestyle changes to minimize hand strain in Dupuytren’s patients. Ergonomic adjustments in daily activities prevent progression, promoting hand health and overall well-being.

Why Choose Us for Your Chiropractic Care?

Our chiropractic clinic is committed to offering our patients the best possible treatment in a comfortable and inviting setting. My staff and I are passionate about assisting people of any age to attain the highest level of wellness and health.  What sets us apart from others is,

  • Experienced and Qualified Chiropractors: We have extensive training and experience in various chiropractic techniques. We are dedicated to remaining up-to-date on the newest studies and advancements in chiropractic care.
  • Tailored Care: We believe each individual is unique and requires a personalized treatment strategy. We pay attention to your issues and build an appropriate plan for you.
  • Gentle and Effective Techniques: We use various gentle and effective chiropractic techniques to help you achieve your health goals. We constantly collaborate to determine the most pleasant and successful strategies for you.
  • Flexible Scheduling: We provide scheduling options to fit your hectic lifestyle. We also offer evening and weekend appointments.
  • Convenient Location: We are conveniently located in Santa Cruz.
  • In-Expensive Care: We offer cost-effective payment choices to our patients.

Experience Relief Today!

We are confident that we can ease your pain caused by Dupuytren’s disease. If you or a loved one is experiencing the challenges of this condition, don’t hesitate to contact Aloha Sports Chiropractic We are ready to provide compassionate care and tailored treatment plans to improve hand function and enhance your overall well-being.

Dr. Craig Eymann


Dr. Craig Eymann, a seasoned chiropractor with a passion for holistic healing, brings over 25+ years of experience to his practice. Specializing in musculo-skeletal health, he is dedicated to providing empathetic care for Dupuytren’s Disease. Through manual therapies, tailored stretching exercises, nutritional guidance, and lifestyle modifications, Dr. Eymann empowers patients to find relief and regain control of their lives. With a foundation in structural integration, his approach aligns structure to foster healing, ensuring personalized and effective treatment for Dupuytren’s Disease.

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David F.

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I would give Dr. Craig Eymann’s chiropractic clinic 5 stars because he truly helped my Dupuytren’s. His gentle approach and personalized treatments brought quick relief. The holistic care, modern facilities, and friendly staff made it an exceptional experience.


  • Can Dupuytren's Disease be treated without surgery?

    Yes, non-surgical interventions such as chiropractic care, manual therapies, and exercises can effectively manage Dupuytren's Disease, especially in its early stages.

  • How Does Chiropractic Adjustment Work?

    Chiropractic adjustments entail delivering measured force to particular joints to boost movement, pain relief, and general functionality. In the context of Dupuytren's Disease, chiropractic adjustments can contribute to relieving tension and promoting hand flexibility.

  • Are There Any Risks Associated with Chiropractic Care for Dupuytren's Disease?

    Chiropractic care for Dupuytren's Disease is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced chiropractor. However, individuals with this condition should inform their chiropractor about their medical history to ensure a tailored and safe approach.

  • How Many Chiropractic Sessions are Typically Required for Dupuytren's Disease?

    The number of chiropractic sessions needed for Dupuytren's Disease varies based on individual cases. A chiropractor will assess the severity of symptoms and develop a personalized treatment plan, which may involve multiple sessions.

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