Monday, August 15, 2016

Understanding The Signs and Symptoms of Dupuytren’s Disease


















Dr. Paul Spezia Treats Dupuytren’s Disease


WHO GETS IT?
This disease affects people of all races, but is more common in Caucasians whose ancestors are from northern Europe. It is more common in men older than 50 years, but is also seen in woman and younger patients.

WHAT CAUSES IT?
The cause is unknown, but genetic factors seem to be important. In addition, alcohol consumption, diabetes, and smoking remain among the leading factors involved.

WHAT DO I LOOK FOR?
Painless lumps appear in the palm, often just below the base of the finger. Local pitting of the
skin may occur in response to the changing tissue layer. Over time, nodules under your skin may appear as “rope-like” cords under your skin. They may tighten, causing the finger to progressively bend toward the palm of the hand, resulting in what is called Dupuytren’s contracture.


Contact Dr. Spezia today if he can help you move past this condition and LIVE YOUR LIFE.

Click the video below to see Dr. Spezia treat this condition with a innovative non-surgical treatment called "Xiaflex".



Understanding The Signs and Symptoms of Dupuytren’s Disease



Dr. Paul Spezia Treats Dupuytren’s Disease. 

WHO GETS IT?
This disease affects people of all races, but is more common in Caucasians whose ancestors are from northern Europe.  It is more common in men older than 50 years, but is also seen in woman and younger patients.

WHAT CAUSES IT?
The cause is unknown, but genetic factors seem to be important.  In addition, alcohol consumption, diabetes, and smoking remain among the leading factors involved.

WHAT DO I LOOK FOR?
Painless lumps appear in the palm, often just below the base of the finger.  Local pitting of the skin
may occur in response to the changing tissue layer.  Over time, nodules under your skin may appear as “rope-like” cords under your skin.  They may tighten, causing the finger to progressively bend toward the palm of the hand, resulting in what is called Dupuytren’s contracture.

Contact Dr. Spezia today if he can help you move past this condition and LIVE YOUR LIFE.