What Is This Lump on My Hand?

Developing a lump on the palm of your hand can be extremely terrifying. There are a few things that can cause a lump on your hand to develop. Here is a list of them:

Ganglion Cyst

This is the most common cause of a lump on the hand. This is a non-cancerous bump and is usually ultimately harmless. These cysts can be drained or physically removed if they are posing a problem to the patient. 

Trigger Finger

Trigger Finger, although a common condition of the fingers, is not usually associated with a lump of any kind. In rare instances, a lump can form, but it usually is just swelling. The finger snaps back into place when the tendons are being caught; this makes a popping sound and jerking motion, hence the name Trigger Finger. Treatment is done with a splint or, in severe cases, surgery.

Benign Tumor

A benign tumor can be the cause of a lump on the palm of your hand. This is a mass of cells that are harmless for the most part. They can be an issue if they are interfering with blood vessels or nerves. Removal is usually the most common form of treatment, either by surgery or radiation treatment. 

Dupuytren’s Contracture

This is a lump that forms at the base of your finger. Usually, the ring and little finger are affected, but it may affect any finger. The nodule that develops pulls on the cords attached to the fingers. This is a progressive disease, and eventually, without treatment, the finger begins to bend in towards the palm of your hand. There are a few Dupuytren’s Contracture treatment options, the most common being surgery. 

My fingers are also bending into my palm 

This is most likely Dupuytren’s Contracture, a common disease with over 200,000 cases annually in the United States alone. When you suffer from Dupuytren’s disease, you are unable to straighten the affected finger, and although the condition is not usually painful, it can be in some instances. 

Men are more likely to suffer from Dupuytren’s Contracture than women, a seven-to-one ratio. There is no confirmed cause of Dupuytren’s Contracture, but it is proven to have a connection with one’s heritage. People of Northern European descent are more susceptible to the disease than others; this is also the case with those of Celtic descent. The reason for this is said to be the Vikings; the condition is also known as Vikings Disease. History says that the Vikings suffered from Dupuytren’s Contracture, and as they traveled through and conquered the Northern European countries, they spread the disease amongst the natives. The Vikings then spread the disease into the British Isles, where the condition is known as Celtic Hand. 

There is also a connection between alcohol consumption and Dupuytren’s Contracture. Those who drink heavily are more likely to suffer from the disease than a non-drinker. The chemical imbalance caused by the alcohol is said to trigger the condition. There is also a link to smoking, with the nicotine in cigarettes causing a more aggressive reaction to the disease. Cigarette smoking has a more forceful impact on Dupuytren’s Contracture than alcohol consumption. 

Physical trauma is also known to worsen the disease. Especially instances where the palm has been injured. The weakening of the tissue makes the hand more susceptible to the disease. There is no confirmed proof of this being true.

What can I do to treat Dupuytren’s Contracture?

As mentioned earlier, the most common Dupuytren’s Contracture treatment is surgery. The surgeon makes a zigzag-shaped incision in the affected hand and removes the infected tissue. This releases the finger allowing for a full range of motion to return. The surgery leaves an unsightly scar, and in many cases, the condition returns in a few years. 

A needle aponeurotomy is another of Dupuytren’s Contracture treatment that can be used. The procedure involves the physician inserting a needle into the hardened tissue and moving it from side to side to break it up. Once the tissue is broken down, the finger movement is able to return to normal. Patients who have gone through this procedure have experienced a numbness in the hand and a tingling sensation in the fingers. There is also a risk of nerve or tendon damage happening. 

A Dupuytren’s Contracture treatment has no known side effects and starts to show an improvement after only one use. Go to dupuytrencure and get the Dupuytren’s wand. This wand is easy to use, not expensive, and makes a significant difference to the patient. After using the Dupuytren’s wand to massage the affected hand, the patient can use the Dupuytren’s tape to extend the finger and encourage blood flow. This is the best form of treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture available on the market.

Research contributions credited to Sadia shahid MA Industrial Biotechnology, Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences, National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad; Fatima Nasir MA healthcare Biotechnology, Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences, National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad; Dr. Madiha Khalid Clinical Pharmacist, M. Phill. clinical pharmacy Pakistan, Jeremy Madvin, MBA International Business, University of Redlands, Redlands, Ca.