Another condition named after the first surgeon to describe it, this is a connective tissue disorder of the palmar fascia (the tissue located just underneath the palm skin). Specific causes remain unknown, however, treatment typically involves releasing contractures.
Causes & Triggers
- Hand trauma
- Northern European or Scandinavian decent
Signs & Symptoms
- Changes in appearance of palm:
- Lump(s) at base of ring or pinkie finger
- Lump(s) beneath skin of palm
- Thickening of palmar fasica
- Difficulty in fully extending fingers
- Fingers pulled into palm
- Inability to perform daily palm-extending activities such as shaking hands or doing dishes
Tips & Treatment
- Men develop the condition more often than women.
- Lumps can develop into hard “cords” that extend into the fingers.
- Treatment may require breaking apart or removing those cords.