09-21-07, 08:18 PM
I have dupuytrens contracture, which is a condition that affects the tendons in your hands. You get what looks like knots on the palm of your hand where your tendons are and the affected finger will not straighten when you try to flatten your hand. I have had it on my pinky finger of my right hand for a couple of years and it is starting to get pretty painful. I have been seeing a Dr. once a year and he has said he did not want to perform surgery unless it hurts all of the time or it starts to bend in the middle. Riding my road bike doesn't bother it, but my mountain bike does. Yesterday I went kayaking and it hurt constantly even though I have pads on my paddle just for this reason. Anybody else have it or has anyone had the surgery to correct it?