Dupuytren’s contracture, also called Dupuytren’s disease, is an uncommon condition in which the connective tissue below the skin of the hands slowly contracts and thickens, causing a deformity in the hand. This disorder most commonly affects the ring finger and the little finger. Family history, diabetes, and alcohol and tobacco use, are known risk factors for this disorder.
Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture
The Ayurvedic therapy of Dupuytren’s contracture is directed at treating the cause of the disease and preventing deformity of the hand. Medicines such as Triphala-Guggulu, Medohar-Guggulu, Kaishor-Guggulu, Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu and Punarnavadi-Guggulu are used in large doses to avoid the skin and connective tissue from thickening and contracting. Medicines such as Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Musta (Cyperus rotundus) and Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris) can also be utilized to prevent the disease from progressing.
Medicines such as Mandukparni (Centella asiatica) and Yashtimadhuk (Glycerrhiza glabra) assist in the formation of healthy collagen tissue beneath the skin. Patients who don’t seem to benefit from the above-mentioned medications are given alternative medications like Arogya-Vardhini, Maha-Manjishthadi-Qadha, Abhrak-Bhasma, Trivang-Bhasma and Suvarna-Sameer-Pannag-Ras.
Localized therapy is provided in the kind of local programs, massage and fomentation. Medicines such as Mahanarayan oil, Mahamash oil, Mahasaindhav oil, Vishgarbha oil, Panch-Tikta-Ghrut, Shatadhout-Ghrut and Yashtimadhuk-Ghrut are utilized for easy application and also for everyday massage on the affected place.
Localized steam fomentation is given of medications like Nirgundi-Qadha and Dashmool-Qadha. If patients don’t respond to these basic procedures together with oral medication, periodical blood-letting in the veins close to the hands or wrist is done with a disposable syringe and needle.
All affected people should undergo physical therapy both before and after therapy. This usually involves exercises to enhance the ability to move the fingers. Overall, remedy for this illness might be required for periods ranging from one to six months.