Dupuytren’s Contracture is a condition that causes your pinky and ring finger to be pulled toward your palm in a bent position. Once the condition has progressed to a certain point, your fingers may no longer be able to straighten out, interfering with a variety of everyday activities.
Dupuytren’s Contracture develops over the course of years, causing a thickening of the skin and, in some cases, the growth of a lump on the palm of your hand that may be sensitive to the touch. Beneath the skin of your palm, cords of tissue tighten, causing your fingers to be pulled inward.
While this condition usually only affects the pinky and ring finger, it’s possible for other fingers to be affected. Additionally, while one hand usually experiences more severe symptoms, both hands may be affected.