What I need to have done

I have a couple of fingers (same as my grandfather) that are curling. The disease is called Dupuytren's contracture and for me makes it difficult to type, shake hands, and more importanlty just put my hand in my pocket. I have had this problem for years and didn't know what it was. Surgery which of course is expensive dosen't always fix it on a permanent basis so I doubt this proceedure would either....but does appear as an decent option If I can find a local Doctor to perform it.

On my other hand, I have 2 partially knumb fingers that according to some are from spurs in my neckbones, or nerve damage in my shoulder, or nerve damage in the Ulna Nerve...one thing at a time!

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Sorry to hear that - limbs and joints can be such a pain! I have a heart condition which is more of a nuiscance than anything but it always ends up being expensive to fix and diagnose these things....I hope you heal soon.
Thanks Ellie! Take care of your heart! The Good Lord only gave us a finite number of heartbeats...don't waste any. That's why I seldom jog farther than my car. My hand can wait and isn't a real priority at the moment as I've had the problem more years than I can count. At least I know now what it is called.
Is this what I have to look forward to? :)
This is also called Vikings disease. Grampa Peterson had 2 fingers completely curled on same hand as mine. Not sure if Uncle Sandy and Ron got it but they hadn't last time I knew. They don't really know enough of the genetics of it except that it can be inherited. Like any other genetic trait, it could likely skip generations. fortunately it's more of a PIA than actual physical pain.
I didn't start noticing it until I was in my 40's and started out like a calouses. They kind of blended in with all the other ones I had at the time so I didn't really pay attention to it. Just one word of caution, if you buy into the Extenze commercials, expect something else not to work quite as well. LOL