A condition which affects the hands causing one or more fingers, or thumb, to bend into the palm of the hand. It is not normally painful, but the thickening can progress causing a severe contracture or inability to straighten the digit. It is a common condition often occurring later in life with men more affected than women.
In severe cases, surgery is required to remove the shortened tissue, i.e. contracture post-operative treatment can vary depending on your specialist, however specialised hand physiotherapy is essential to help regain full movement with a splint made to measure if appropriate, all of which can be done here (with Kerris Clarke) at the Physiotherapy Clinic.